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EU Third Country Arrangements
The paper identifies specific forms of EU cooperation with selected third countries that give rise to questions of compatibility with binding norms of international, European and EU law.
Asylum for Containment
This report synthesises four country studies concerning European political, legal and financial instruments in the field of Asylum and Migration in Niger, Serbia,
Tunisia and Turkey.
This Report is available in English and in French.
Temporary Protection for Refugees: The Case
On the occasion of the third ASILE Annual Meeting, our partner UCT organized a public event and a Task Force looking at the Temporary Protection of Zimbabwean Refugees.
The role of crises in the unresolved EU asylum reform and the Schengen non-enforcement dilemmas
This session explored the role of crisis in the scope and features of the proposed reforms of the EU asylum and Schengen acquis, and their impacts on Member States’ discretion, as well as the enforcement of existing EU law standards in these areas.
Policing Search and Rescue NGOs in the Mediterranean
The policing of NGOs and human rights defenders providing humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers and immigrants, as well as search and rescue (SAR) in the Mediterranean has reached a new low due to the current far-right Italian government.
Webinar – The fate of Ukranian refugees
This session examines the key implementation issues and open questions regarding the activation of the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) to respond to refugees’ fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Are all Afghan women and girls refugees? An analysis in light of the Refugee Convention
Article for EJIL Talk arguing that Afghan women and girls as a group face discriminatory ill treatment amounting to persecution and, as such, qualify for group-based recognition as Convention refugees.
The Jordan Compact, COVID-19, and Refugee Labour Rights
The event provided an opportunity to share knowledge and discuss how needs and pathways to durable solutions have altered in Jordan.
Externalization and the UN Global Compact on Refugees
This Policy Brief examines recent externalization policy and legal initiatives in Europe that are
affecting asylum seekers’ and refugees’ access to asylum.
Policy drivers on the Global Compact on Refugees in Serbia
Although the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) has elaborated a clear set of shared policy objectives on addressing forced displacement, it is less evident how these objectives are best to be achieved politically. Using a lens of “political responsibility” for policies, this paper studies domestic and international policy actors, and their roles and interests for explaining policies relevant to the GCR in the Republic of Serbia since 2018.
Migration and asylum in Tunisia: Domestic interests, external influences, and policy outcomes.
The report shows how domestic preferences overlap with or supersede competing external interests. We argue that the financial and technical assistance that the EU offers Tunisia for border management corresponds to the country’s domestic priorities.
Externalizing EU Migration Management Policies: Responsibility and Justice for Human Rights and Refugee Protection Violations
WATCH NOW ONLINE/ ASILE Policy Webinar assessing the externalisation of migration management policies in the European Union in light of refugee protection and human rights.
The Declaration on a Voluntary Solidarity Mechanism and EU Asylum Policy
Closing paper contribution to the Forum on EU Temporary Protection Responses to the Ukraine War and the Future of the EU Asylum System by Sergio Carrera & Roberto Cortinovis
Check our new Country Reports
Our Reports on Niger, Serbia, Tunisia and Turkey are now online.
Containing and controlling mobility in Canada and the EU
This Regional Workshop will gather academics, civil society representatives and other key stakeholders to comparatively address a set of relevant policy and legal developments related to refugee protection and solutions in Canada and the European Union.
ASILE Training School – Containing refugees and migrants? Allocating and Attributing Responsibility for Human Rights Violations
We launch a new Call for Applications for a two-day and a half training seminar for researchers specialized on migration, refugee and human rights studies.
A New Special Issue on the Rule of Law and Human Mobility in the Age of the Global Compacts
Read our new Blogpost by Tamas Molnar, Marion Panizzon and Daniela Vitiello on the Rule of Law and Human Mobility in the Age of the Global Compacts – Classics in New Refractions
ASILE paper on Refugee Recognition and Resettlement
This working paper explores refugee recognition processes, in particular refugee status determination (RSD), and resettlement processes, with the aim of opening up new lines of scholarly and policy enquiry.
The Partnership Principle in the UN Global Compact on Refugees: The role and experiences of civil society around the globe
This ASILE forum aims to draw some lessons from around the Globe coming from diverse civil society contributions, ranging from local migrant and refugee-led organisations to their networks and large international human rights and humanitarian organisations.
The Right of Asylum in Comparative Regional Perspectives
This working paper provides an account of regional standards on the right of asylum, with a focus on protection systems in Europe, the Americas and Africa – the three regions with binding regional and sub-regional protection regimes.
Temporary Protection for People Fleeing War in Ukraine
ASILE, PROTECT & VULNER projects joint forces in a Webinar to discuss the EU responses to people fleeing war in Ukraine, including the implementation challenges and the way forward for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
New ASILE Forum Discussion
The second ASILE Forum assesses the responses of the EU and the Member States to the forced displacement from Ukraine and activation of the Temporary Protection Directive 2001/55/EC in Europe.
The EU grants temporary protection for people fleeing war in Ukraine
Read the new ASILE paper that examines the key issues and questions raised by the EU’s temporary protection regime to people fleeing Ukraine, and the medium and long-term issues expected from its implementation.
EU and International Responses to People Fleeing War from Ukraine
This ASILE Webinar aims at discussing the immediate EU policy responses to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
New Working Papers Series
From the first ASILE Virtual Training School that took place from 14-17 September 2021, you can now download the selected papers from the participating students.
Alternative pathways for Refugee Protection in the Global South
This Webinar will examine different policy instruments that countries in the Global South have developed for refugee protection.
Externalization and the Global Compact on Refugees: Responsibility Shifting and the role of the EU
This seminar discusses the relationship between these recent externalization practices and proposals and the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees.
Between politics and inconvenient evidence
Following the European Commission’s recent release of its Renewed EU Action Plan Against Migrant Smuggling (2021-2025), the authors take stock of key insights arising from recent and ongoing research on the facilitation of irregular migration.
Walling off Responsibility? The Pushbacks at the EU’s External Borders with Belarus
This new ASILE paper examines the EU and international responses to the situation on the EU’s external borders between Poland, Lithuania and Latvia with Belarus.
Resettlement, complementary pathways and the Global Compact on Refugees
The ASILE webinar will launch the Special Issue of Frontiers in Human Dynamics ‘Managing Forced Displacement: Refugee Resettlement and Complementary Pathways’ in light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).
The right to work of asylum seekers and refugees: Leveraging and litigating for effectiveness?
This webinar will explore the right to work in international law, and examine various attempts to render it effective across diverse contexts, both through litigation and political processes.
Human Rights Violations at the Polish and Lithuanian EU External Borders with Belarus
This ASILE Project Webinar examines what is happening at the Schengen external borders between Poland and Lithuania and Belarus regarding refugees and migrants.
The European Union’s response to the refugee situation in Afghanistan
This webinar aims to examine the main policy responses of the European Union to the challenges experienced by refugees and people looking for international protection from Afghanistan.
The European Commission’s legislative proposals in the New Pact on Migration and Asylum
This new relevant publication aims to provide a detailed mapping and analysis of the central legal changes and issues characterising the five main
legislative proposals accompanying the Pact on Migration and Asylum, presented by the Commission in September 2020.
Implementing the united nations global compact on refugees?
This Policy Brief presents the preliminary findings and policy recommendations emerging from the first 18 months of the ASILE H2020 project (Global Asylum Governance and the EU’s Role). It provides an analysis of asylum governance instruments that have been portrayed as ‘promising practices’ in countries like Brazil, Canada, Jordan, South Africa as well as in the EU.
ASILE Virtual Training: Critical Perspectives on Global Asylum Governance in light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees and the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum
APPLY NOW! If you are PhD researcher in final stage of completion or having been granted the doctorate within 3 years specialized on migration (or equivalent professional experience), refugee and human rights studies, you can now apply for this four-day online training seminar!
Catalogue of International and Regional Legal Standards
This publication sets out those international and regional legal standards of relevance to international asylum governance and policies of containment and mobility.
The Right to Work of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Download the new paper by Prof. Costello and Prof. O’Cinnéide that analyses the right to work to asylum seekers and refugees.
The impact of Covid-19 on migrants and refugees
On the occasion of the CEPS flagship event, the CEPS Ideas Lab, ASILE is organizing a Session on ‘The impact of Covid-19 on migrants and refugees’
Community Sponsorship in Europe
This article explores the recent emergence of community sponsorship of refugees in Europe, an approach which shares responsibility between civil society and the state for the admission and/or integration of refugees.
The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees
Download the first ASILE Book! The Book compiles the various contributions to the online Forum assessing the new components and policy priorities laid down in the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum from different multidisciplinary perspectives and world regions experiences.
Check our Country Fiches
The Country Fiches examine and provide evidence on country-specific instruments, their material and personal scope. You will find a total of six Country Fiches: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Jordan, South Africa and Turkey.
Inventory and Typology of EU Arrangements with Third Countries
Download the new ASILE Working Paper by Dr. Nik Tan and Prof. Jens Vedsted-Hansen providing an ‘Inventory and Typology of EU Arrangements with Third Countries’.
Global Asylum Governance and the EU’s Role: Implementing the UN Gobal Compact on Refugees and the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum
Don’t miss the opportunity to know about the first findings of ASILE in our International Annual Conference.
Pushbacks and lack of accountability at the Greek-Turkish borders
Check our new Publication on ‘Pushbacks and lack of accountability at the Greek-Turkish borders’ by Dr. Roberto Cortinovis (CEPS). This paper analyses the negative impact of this heavily securitised approach on asylum seekers’ fundamental rights, in particular its implications for the right to asylum that underpins the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in light of the UN Global Compact on Refugees
Check our new Forum Contribution by Lina Vosyliute on ‘When principles are compromised: EU return sponsorship in light of the UN Global Compacts’
Unpacking EU Asylum Policy in light of The UN Global Compact on Refugees
ASILE organized a Europe session at the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the UNHCR. This Session assessed the most recent developments in EU Asylum Policy from the perspective of their impacts on the UN GCR core guiding principles: international refugee protection and human rights.
Watch it now in YouTube.
Border Procedure: Efficient Examination or Restricted Access to Protection?
This blogpost focus on the two proposals for a Screening Regulation and for an Asylum Procedure Regulation from the European Commission that must be seen in conjunction, these procedural devices should be considered in the light of the proposed pre-entry screening.
WATCH AGAIN – Webinar on The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum
On 16 October Commissioner Ylva Johansson and a panel of experts have discussed International Partnerships and the UN Global Compact on Refugees.
The end of the right to seek asylum? : COVID-19 and the future of refugee protection
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the institution of asylum, exacerbating longer term trends limiting the ability of asylum seekers to cross-borders to seek protection.
Webinar on The Coronavirus and Border Restrictions in the EU: Schengen and the Right to Asylum at Risk?
This Webinar with Commissioner Ylva Johansson will address the impacts of COVID-19 on Schengen rules and the right to seek asylum.
Policy Meeting on The EU and the UN Global Compact on Refugees
The Policy Meeting offers the opportunity to debate with policy makers about the role that the EU should play in ensuring EU member state government contributions in implementing the GCR.
ASILE Kick-off Meeting
During the 30-31 January, the ASILE partners gathered together at the CEPS premises in Brussels in order to present and debate on the work plan of the project as well as the timeline of the tasks.
Interviewing Prof. Thomas Spijkerboer on International and regional human rights and refugee law standards
Prof. Spijkerboer presents the research that will be conducted on the current EU arrangements with third countries of origin and transit of persons seeking international protection.
Interviewing Prof. Jens Vedsted-Hansen on International and regional human rights and refugee law standards
Prof. Vedsted-Hansen talks about the importance to examine the existing international and regional human rights and refugee law standards.
Interviewing Prof. Gregor Noll on Actors Networks and Responsibility Attribution
Prof. Noll presents the main lines of their work within the project on the examination of the field of actors and stakeholders involved in the policy design and implementation of asylum policy and legal instruments and arrangements and the UN GCR.
Interviewing Prof. Andrew Geddes on Asylum Governance Instruments and Actors
Prof. Geddes introduces the work and background research that will be conducted within the ASILE project within the first phase.
Introducing the ASILE project
In this video the ASILE Project Coordinator, Prof. Carrera, together with Ms Pavey (UNHCR) introduce the ASILE project giving an overview on the main objectives of the project and the role of UNHCR.
ASILE Kick-off Meeting
During the 30-31 January, the ASILE partners gathered together in Brussels to present and debate on the work plan of the project as well as the timeline of the tasks.