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

September 2020

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?

During the month of October there will be new written contributions uploaded regularly. The participation in the forum is by invitation only

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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