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    Transitions: refugees and natives

    Tuitt, Patricia (2013) Transitions: refugees and natives. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 20 (2), pp. 179-197. ISSN 1385-4879.

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    European Directive 2004/83 (the ‘Qualification Directive’) limits claims for asylum to those refugees coming from outside of the European Union. This provision institutionalises a long established practice in which member states of the European Union are presumed to be safe countries of origin and safe countries of asylum. This article argues that the European Union could not have come into being without producing refugees. With reference to the definition of refugee enshrined within Article 1.A (2) of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1 and the jurisprudence surrounding one key qualifying element of the definition – persecution – the article seeks to explore how the international law governing the status of refugee has been deployed to deny that the European Union is a place of origin of refugees.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): safe states of origin, refugee status, European Union, territory, persecution
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 11:57
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:05


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