NEWS & EVENTS
This Policy Brief addresses European Union (EU) support for asylum systems in selected third countries – i.e. Niger, Serbia, Tunisia and Turkey.
As a major global actor, the EU and its member states have a pivotal role to play in contributing to addressing the global challenge of forced displacement.
Watch our explanatory video with Sergio Carrera discussing the key findings of this research.
Check the final version of our six Country Reports focusing on Status, Vulnerability and Rights.
This Report examines key issues pertaining to refugee status determination, vulnerability and the right to work which characterise specific asylum governance instruments in Brazil, Canada, South Africa and Turkey.
This Report presents the final synthesis results and comparative assessment of the country research findings of the ASILE Project on “Refugee recognition, self-reliance and rights”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 event provided an opportunity to share knowledge and discuss how needs and pathways to durable solutions have altered in Jordan.
This Policy Brief examines recent externalization policy and legal initiatives in Europe that are
affecting asylum seekers’ and refugees’ access to asylum.
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.
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.
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
Our Reports on Niger, Serbia, Tunisia and Turkey are now online.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
This ASILE Webinar aims at discussing the immediate EU policy responses to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
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.
This Webinar will examine different policy instruments that countries in the Global South have developed for refugee protection.
This seminar discusses the relationship between these recent externalization practices and proposals and the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees.
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.
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.
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).
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.
This ASILE Project Webinar examines what is happening at the Schengen external borders between Poland and Lithuania and Belarus regarding refugees and migrants.
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.
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.
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!
This publication sets out those international and regional legal standards of relevance to international asylum governance and policies of containment and mobility.
Download the new paper by Prof. Costello and Prof. O’Cinnéide that analyses the right to work to asylum seekers 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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Check our new Forum Contribution by Lina Vosyliute on ‘When principles are compromised: EU return sponsorship in light of the UN Global Compacts’
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.
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.
On 16 October Commissioner Ylva Johansson and a panel of experts have discussed International Partnerships and the UN Global Compact on Refugees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Geddes introduces the work and background research that will be conducted within the ASILE project within the first phase.
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.
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.