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Frankfurt am Main ; New York
Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
April 19, 2007
In spring, when it becomes warmer, drowning refugees in the Mediterranean occupy the media. A solution is demanded. Tony Blair (in 2003) and Otto Schily (in 2004) proposed the creation of European Union reception camps in North African states where refugees may seek asylum. Result: they would not need to come to Europe. A solution, debated with emotion, was born. This work examines the idea of externalised asylum procedures from a legal, a humanitarian, a political and an economic point of view. The analysis finally incorporates the solution into a broader context, namely the growing refugee burden sharing debate within the European Union (EU). Would the externalisation of asylum procedures represent an adequate EU refugee burden sharing system?
The Externalisation of Asylum Procedures
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