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Who is the new European refugee?

El-Enany, Nadine (2007) Who is the new European refugee? LSE law, society and economy working papers (19-2007). Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper highlights the unforeseen or unintended effects of the European Union’s refugee law on the world’s most vulnerable refugees, those forgotten by the law. The paper focuses on those refugees automatically denied protection in Europe by being impliedly defined out of the EU’s refugee definition. Not only must refugees seeking protection in Europe meet the legal definition, but they are also assumed to have the means to reach Europe. Due to the limitations on legal access routes, often only those who can afford to pay a smuggler have the chance to reach Europe. The great majority of the world’s refugees remain outside Europe. Therefore, an exploration of the external policies of the EU institutions which are designed to counter the limiting affects of its restrictive migration policy is required. The paper examines the move towards the establishment of Regional Protection Programmes, Protected Entry Procedures and Resettlement Schemes as providing possible hope for enduring protection for those refugees trapped outside Europe.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2007 The Author
Divisions: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2009 14:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:42

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