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It is time for the European Union to redefine what it means to be a ‘refugee’

Ayres, Christopher J. (2015) It is time for the European Union to redefine what it means to be a ‘refugee’. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (01 Sep 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Christopher J. Ayres writes that the migration crisis has prompted discussions over whether individuals seeking to enter the EU should be classified as ‘refugees’ or simply ‘migrants’. He argues that in light of these debates it is time for the EU to drop the requirement for an individual to have a ‘well-founded fear of persecution’ to be labelled a refugee, noting that this definition is 65 years old, antiquated, and was articulated by the United Nations Refugee Agency before the EU existed.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 08:34
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 08:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71011

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