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Ensuring a Generous European Asylum Policy for Those in Need of International Protection. CEPS Policy Brief No. 9, December 2001

Apap, Joanna. (2001) Ensuring a Generous European Asylum Policy for Those in Need of International Protection. CEPS Policy Brief No. 9, December 2001. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    Since the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam in May 1999, asylum and immigration policies have fallen within the competence of the European Union. When the countries of the European Union signed the Charter of Fundamental Rights, one wonders which values Europe intended to defend concretely and what importance it placed on the protection of refugees. The communitarisation of the right of asylum has caused many concerns because, until now, the process of European harmonisation has focused on erecting a “fortress”, which has led to the erosion of the protection granted to refugees. However, by emancipating the contention on the rights of asylum seekers at national level, particularly close to election dates, communitarisation constitutes a single chance to break with the security-conscious Schengen years and to develop a generous policy based on the humanitarian principles that have formed the basis of European integration.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > immigration policy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > asylum policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2004
    Page Range: p. 11
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:20
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1999

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