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Offshoring EU Asylum: Where to draw the line in the fight against irregular migration?

Offshoring EU Asylum: Where to draw the line in the fight against irregular migration?
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Following the success of the EU-Turkey deal in drastically reducing the numbers crossing the Aegean into Greece, the attention of EU decision-makers has now turned to stemming the flow of migrants across the central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy. This is now the busiest crossing for asylum seekers entering the EU with some 180 […]

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The ‘other’ refugees in ‘crisis’: Denying asylum to Europe’s most persecuted minority

The ‘other’ refugees in ‘crisis’: Denying asylum to Europe’s most persecuted minority
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The ‘safe countries of origin’ concept has been a controversial element of EU common asylum policy since its adoption under the Asylum Procedures Directive in 2005. The practice of ‘fast-tracking’ claims from ‘safe’ countries has generated several legal debates, coming under scrutiny from the International Federation of Human Rights for lowering the procedural guarantees of […]

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