Realizing One's Rights under the 1951 Convention 60 Years On: A Review of Practical Constraints on Accessing Protection in Europe

Karamanidou, L. & Schuster, L. (2012). Realizing One's Rights under the 1951 Convention 60 Years On: A Review of Practical Constraints on Accessing Protection in Europe. Journal of Refugee Studies, 25(2), pp. 169-192. doi: 10.1093/jrs/fer053

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Abstract

Sixty years after the signing of the Geneva Convention, not all refugees are able to access the protection promised, even in signatory States. In this article, the authors outline the different constraints preventing refugees from accessing asylum in one European Union Member State. These constraints are the difficulty asylum seekers have in entering Greek territory, their difficulties entering the Greek asylum system and finally, problems with the asylum system itself. They further argue that such constraints are not unique to Greece.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greece, Dublin Regulation, EU Asylum Directives
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2526

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