War in Middle-East and Asylum Crisis in Europe
14-15 ISIL Y.B. Int'l Human. & Refugee L. 158 (2014-2015)
19 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2020
Date Written: 2015
The recent developments and ongoing armed conflicts in the Middle-East not only affected the region, but also the West by sending a massive influx of refugees to Europe.
The evolution of some State practice as well as the views on refugee status determination (RSD) practice of UNHCR reaffirm the relevance of the 1951 Convention for the protection of people fleeing armed conflict and other situations of violence in their country of origin. Refugees in current understanding of international law are people who have crossed an international frontier and are at risk or have been victims of persecution in their country of origin.
This paper reviews the rules of international law governing the States’ obligations with respect to protection of refugees and asylum seekers in times of armed conflict and then a brief statistic of the Syrian Refugees in European Union and EU’s reaction towards them will be studied and finally the Asylum System of the EU will be analyzed.
Keywords: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Syria, European Union
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