Implementing the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees? Global Asylum Governance and the Role of the European Union
By Sergio Carrera, Lina Vosyliute, Leiza Brumat and Nikolas Feith Tan
About ASILE Project
The ASILE project studies the interactions between emerging international protection systems and the United Nations Global Compact for Refugees (UN GCR), with particular focus on the European Union’s role and contribution. It examines the characteristics of international, country-specific and EU asylum governance instruments and arrangements and their gender and age specific impacts on individuals and sharing of responsibility from the perspective of their effectiveness, fairness and consistency with international and regional human rights and refugee law standards…
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The ASILE Global Portal is an interactive and visually attractive web platform, through which users are able to have direct access the most relevant research findings, reports and outputs in the areas of asylum, refugee and international protection in light of the UN Global Compact on Refugees (UN GCR).
This Policy Brief examines recent externalization policy and legal initiatives in Europe that are
affecting asylum seekers’ and refugees’ access to asylum.
Although the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) has elaborated a clear set of shared policy objectives on addressing forced displacement, it is less evident how these objectives are best to be achieved politically. Using a lens of “political responsibility” for policies, this paper studies domestic and international policy actors, and their roles and interests for explaining policies relevant to the GCR in the Republic of Serbia since 2018.
The report shows how domestic preferences overlap with or supersede competing external interests. We argue that the financial and technical assistance that the EU offers Tunisia for border management corresponds to the country’s domestic priorities.
Latest Forum Contributions
Closing paper contribution to the Forum on EU Temporary Protection Responses to the Ukraine War and the Future of the EU Asylum System by Sergio Carrera & Roberto Cortinovis
Reasons for the Activation of the Temporary Protection Directive in 2022: A Tale of Double Standards
Contribution by Meltem Ineli Ciger
The eternal question: What does “mass influx” really mean? Reflections after the first activation of the Temporary Protection Directive 2001/55
Contribution by Nuria Arenas Hidalgo
Interviewing Prof. Thomas Spijkerboer on International and regional human rights and refugee law standards
Prof. Spijkerboer presents the research that will be conducted on the current EU arrangements with third countries of origin and transit of persons seeking international protection.
Interviewing Prof. Jens Vedsted-Hansen on International and regional human rights and refugee law standards
Prof. Vedsted-Hansen talks about the importance to examine the existing international and regional human rights and refugee law standards.
Prof. Noll presents the main lines of their work within the project on the examination of the field of actors and stakeholders involved in the policy design and implementation of asylum policy and legal instruments and arrangements and the UN GCR.
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The Country Papers examine and provide evidence on country-specific instruments, their material and personal scope. You will find a total of six Country Fiches: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Jordan, Niger, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia and Turkey.
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