Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Immigration Article of the Day: New Approaches, Alternative Avenues and Means of Access to Asylum Procedures for Persons Seeking International Protection
New Approaches, Alternative Avenues and Means of Access to Asylum Procedures for Persons Seeking International Protection by lspeth Guild Radboud (University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law), Kingsley Napley (Department of Immigration; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)), Cathryn Costello (University of Oxford - Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Department of International Development), Madeline Garlick (Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)), Violeta Moreno Lax (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law Minos Mouzourakis University of Oxford - Refugee Studies Centre). Sergio Carrera (Centre for European Policy Studies), December 1, 2014 European Parliament's LIBE Committee Report, 2014
Abstract: Upon request by the LIBE committee, this study examines the workings of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), in order to assess the need and potential for new approaches to ensure access to protection for people seeking it in the EU, including joint processing and distribution of asylum seekers. Rather than advocating the addition of further complexity and coercion to the CEAS, the study proposes a focus on front-line reception and streamlined refugee status determination, in order to mitigate the asylum challenges facing Member States, and guarantee the rights of asylum seekers and refugees according to the EU acquis and international legal standards.