08 March 2016

Regional Focus: Europe


For information about and reactions to the outcome of the EU/Turkey Summit held on 7 March 2016, see the following:

Auf Wiedersehen, Refugee Law (Global Public Policy Institute, March 2016) [text]

EU/Turkey: Mass, Fast-Track Returns Threaten Rights (Human Rights Watch, March 2016) [text]

EU/Turkey Deal: Trading in People and Outsourcing the EU's Responsibilities (ECRE, March 2016) [text]

"EU-Turkey Refugee Deal: Q&A," The Guardian, 8 March 2016 [text]

EU Turkey Summit: EU and Turkish Leaders Deal Death Blow to the Right to Seek Asylum (Amnesty International, March 2016) [text]

*La Marche turque: quand l’Union sous-traite le respect de ses valeurs √† un √Čtat tiers ((EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, March 2016) [text]

Stabilizing the Situation of Refugees and Migrants in Europe: Proposals to the Meeting of EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey on 7 March 2016 (UNHCR, March 2016) [text]
- See also related UNHCR press release.

Statement of the EU Heads of State or Government (European Council, March 2016) [text]

UNHCR's Reaction to Statement of the EU Heads of State and Government of Turkey, 7 March (UNHCR, March 2016) [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story.


Access to the Asylum Procedure: Practical Tools for First-Contact Officials (EASO & Frontex, March 2016) [access]
- Follow link for the main guide and supporting materials.

Allocating Responsibility for an Asylum Application through Convention Rights: The Potential Impact of ZAT & Others (EDAL, March 2016) [text]

Asylum in the EU Member States: Record Number of Over 1.2 Million First Time Asylum Seekers Registered in 2015 - Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis: Top Citizenships (EUROSTAT, March 2016) [text]

*Back to Schengen: A Roadmap (European Commission, March 2016) [text via Refworld]

Europe’s Migration Crisis [What Think Tanks are Thinking] (EPRS, March 2016) [text]
- Provides links to commentaries and studies.

Hotspots and Emergency Relocation: State of Play (EPRS, March 2016) [text]

How Migration Flows are Changing (European Council on Foreign Relations, March 2016) [text]

Managing the Refugee Crisis: Stepping up Return Procedures to Turkey (European Commission, March 2016 [text]
- See also related HRW news release.

The Migration Crisis and African Asylum Seekers (World Policy Blog, Feb. 2016) [text]

Moving Beyond Security vs. the Duty to Protect: European Asylum and Border Management Policies under Test, IAI Working Paper, no. 16/05 (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Feb. 2016)

Tangled Connections between Migration and Security in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings: A European Perspective, IAI Working Paper, no. 16/06 (Istituto Affari Internazionali, March 2016) [text]

Towards "Schengen Light," DIIS Policy Brief (Danish Institute for International Studies, March 2016) [text]


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- Regional Focus: Europe (2 March 2016)

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