Working Papers Series

Working Papers
Shaddin Almasri; Diego Caballero Vélez; Elsa Fernando Gonzalo / March 2022

Exclusive Refuge: Origins, Causes and Impacts of Exclusionary Nationality-Based Targeting in Refugee Protection and Aid

Shaddin Almasri, Danube University Krems 

The article provides a recent historical overview is on discriminations faced by refugees when seeking aid and protection, specifically those that relate to nationality and country of origin. It argues that discriminatory and differentiated practice is enshrined in the very origins of the refugee regime and continues to manifest in the selective and ad hoc nature of refugee policy in host states. ….

‘Flexible solidarity’ on the New Pact on Migration: Overcoming a collective action problem?

Diego Caballero Vélez, University of Warsaw 

This research seeks to understand to what extent the Pact’s new approach to the concept of ‘flexible solidarity’ may be understood under a cost-sharing model. In the case of EU asylum policy, the V4 countries (Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) mostly speak as one voice in the EU, usually opposing EU reforms in that policy field.  In the 2015 Relocation Scheme framework, Poland and Hungary were reluctant to relocate refugees on their own territories. ….

EU´s readmission deals under the light of Global Compact on Migration

Elsa Fernando-Gonzalo, University of Salamanca

This paper analyzes the links between these relevant non-binding documents and new trends in the European Union readmission policy. The main focus of the analysis is Objective 21 GCM which calls for increased cooperation in readmission matters in full compliance with international human rights obligations. ….