The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in light of the UN Global Compact on Refugees

September 2020 – February 2021

The first ASILE Forum assesses the European Commission’s Pact on Migration and Asylum in light of the UN Global Compact on Refugees and EU law. It examines the implications of the Pact’s dualistic understanding of individuals from the perspective of refugee protection, human rights and the rule of law. 

The Forum features a kick-off Policy Insight, followed by written contributions from a group of European and international scholars. The Forum brings together and engages the international experiences of many world regions in an attempt to draw specificities, commonalities and lessons learned when examining the Pact. It ultimately explores the following question: Will the Pact reinforce mutual trust and legitimacy of EU policies?

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Whose Pact? The Cognitive Dimensions of the New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, Kick-off Policy Insight by Sergio Carrera, 25 September 2020

The Pact and Refugee Resettlement: Lessons from Australia and Canada, Contribution by Adèle Garnier, 28 September 2020

The New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and the Global Compact on Refugees and Solutions, Contribution by Geoff Gilbert, 28 September 2020

The impact of the new EU Pact on Europe’s external borders: The case of Greece, Contribution by Eleni Karageorgiou, 28 September 2020

“I wish there was a treaty we could sign”, Contribution by Thomas Spijkerboer, 28 September 2020

Community Sponsorship, the Pact and the Compact: Towards Protection Principles, Contribution by Nikolas Feith Tan, 28 September 2020

Internal Solidarity, External Migration Management: The EU Pact and Migration Policy Towards Jordan, Contribution by Lewis Turner, 28 September 2020

The Spanish Borders on the Cusp of the New European Pact on Migration and Asylum, Contribution by Iker Barbero & Ana López-Sala, 2 October 2020

Migration Management: The Antithesis of Refugee Protection – The Case of South Africa, Contribution by Fatima Khan & Nandi Rayner, 2 October 2020

Why the EU-Turkey Statement should never serve as a blueprint, Contribution by Meltem Ineli-Ciger & Orçun Ulusoy, 7 October 2020

The Global Compact on Refugees and the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum: The ripples of responsibility-sharing, Contribution by Evan Easton-Calabria, 23 October 2020

South American De Jure and De Facto Refugee Protection: Lessons from the South, Contribution by Leiza Brumat & Luisa Feline Freier, 26 October 2020

Building resilience in strained refugee-hosting states? The EU in the face of Lebanon’s cumulative crises, Contribution by Tamirace Fakhoury, 29 October 2020

South America and the Cartagena Regime: a comprehensive approach to forced migration responses, Contribution by Gilberto M. A. Rodrigues, 10 November 2020

Admissibility, border procedures and safe country notions, Contribution by Jens Vedsted-Hansen, 18 November 2020

Setting the right priorities: is the new Pact on Migration and Asylum addressing the issue of pushbacks at EU external borders?, Contribution by Marco Stefan and Roberto Cortinovis, 25 November 2020

The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and the dangerous multiplication of ‘anomalous zones’ for migration management, Contribution by Giuseppe Campesi, 27 November 2020

Containment Development and Africa’s Time-Space Trap, Contribution by Loren B Landau & Iriann Freemantle, 7 December 2020

The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and the Rohingya refugee situation, Contribution by M Sanjeeb Hossain, 10 December 2020

New Pact’s focus on migrant returns threatens Africa-EU partnership, Contribution by Tsion Tadesse Abebe and Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo, 11 December 2020

Trends in Brazil’s Practices of Refugee Protection: Promising Inspirations for the EU?, Contribution by Liliana Lyra Jubilut and João Carlos Jarochinski Silva, 15 December 2020

Redistributing EU ‘burdens’: the Tunisian perspective on the new Pact on Migration and Asylum, Contribution by Betty Rouland, 8 January 2021

Fresh start or false start? The New Pact on Migration and Asylum, Contribution by Petra Bendel, 9 January 2021

EU external migration management policies in West Africa: How migration policies and practices in Nigeria are changing, Contribution by Amanda Bisong, 3 February 2021

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum and African-European migration diplomacy, Contribution by Andrew Geddes and Mehari Taddele Maru, 3 February 2021

When principles are compromised: EU return sponsorship in light of the UN Global Compacts, Contribution by Lina Vosyliūtė, 17 February 2021