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    The EU asylum, immigration and border control regimes: including and excluding the “Deserving Migrant”

    El-Enany, Nadine (2013) The EU asylum, immigration and border control regimes: including and excluding the “Deserving Migrant”. European Journal of Social Security 2 , pp. 171-186. ISSN 1388-2627.

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    It can be argued the EU Reception Conditions Directive constitutes an improvement on international refugee law in that it creates entitlements to welfare for asylum seekers. However, this development is limited in two important respects. First, the Directive has oft en either not been fully implemented or has been poorly implemented, resulting in vast diff erences in practice and inadequate levels of protection across the Union. Second, the eff ect of the EU’s immigration and border control practices is to limit access to EU territory for all migrants, irrespective of their motivations for moving. Migrants’ departure points are being pushed further afi eld and their journeys to the EU are becoming more dangerous. Th us, the EU’s highly restrictive immigration and border control policy de facto undermines the protective elements that might otherwise result from the Reception Conditions Directive.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): access, asylum, EU, reception, refugee, social security
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 12:49
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:09


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