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The EU: sanctuary or fortress for refugees?

Hocquet, Céline (2018) The EU: sanctuary or fortress for refugees? In: University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2018, 13th June 2018, University of Birmingham 2018. (Unpublished)



In the context of the so-called "refugee crisis" starting in 2015, the European Union (EU) has had a rather inconsistent approach to refugee inflows. The EU simultaneously stressed its commitment to offering protection to people fleeing wars and persecutions as well as developed cooperation with non-European countries, such as Turkey or Afghanistan, in order to constrain migrants within countries where they are from or which they are crossing on their way to Europe. Researching these cooperation policies matters, not only because they have huge impacts on migrants' lives and might lead to further persecutions, torture or even death by preventing these people to reach Europe and thus, the protection that they deserve according to international treaties. It also matters because these policies are used by the EU to impose the burden of refugees on the poorest countries in the world, rather than sharing it with developed countries.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:School of Law
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College of Arts and Law Winner. Supervisor: Prof Fiona De Londras, and Mr Michael McGuffin

Date:13 June 2018
Series/Collection Name:Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2018
Subjects:J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JX International law
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Copyright Status:This poster is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this poster must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged.
Copyright Holders:The Author
ID Code:3119

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