Asylum in Europe
The May 2005 issue of Forced Migration Review focuses on asylum in Europe and is produced with the support of UNHCR's Europe Bureau.
The guest editor is Heaven Crawley (independent researcher/consultant, former director of the Migration and Equalities Programme of the Institute for Public Policy Research. Her introduction titled ‘Europe - fortress or refuge?’ sets the lead for the other feature articles which explore Europe’s slow progress towards a common asylum policy, emphasize the need for a focus on refugee protection, and challenge arguments put forward by the anti-asylum and immigration lobby.
Selected full-text documents (for more, search in the Digital Library)
- Forced Migration Review 23: Asylum in Europe
- Castles, Stephen, Crawley, Heaven and Loughna, Sean. 2003. 'The EU and asylum: towards strategies to reduce conflict and human rights abuses in countries of origin'. Forced Migration Review 18.
- Gibney, Mattthew J., 1999 'Introduction: learning from Kosovo' Forced Migration Review 5.
- Jacquot, Richard. 1998. 'Managing the return of refugees to Bosnia and Herzegovina' Forced Migration Review 1.
- Böcker, Anita and Tetty, Havinga. 1998. ‘Asylum Applications in the European Union: Patterns and Trends and the Effects of Policy Measures.’ Journal of Refugee Studies 11(3).
- Cholewinski, Ryszard. 1998. ‘Enforced Destitution of Asylum Seekers in the United Kingdom: The Denial of Fundamental Human Rights.’ International Journal of Refugee Law 10(3).
- Collyer, Michael. 2001. ‘Is there any difference between documented and undocumented migration? An analysis of the EU's ‘comprehensive migration policy’ with reference to Algerian migrants in the UK and France.’
- Dacyl, Janin W., 1999 ‘Protection Seekers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Shaping of the Swedish Model of Time-Limited Protection. ’International Journal of Refugee Law 11(1).
- ECRE, 2002 ‘Setting limits: research paper on the effective limits on the freedom of movement of asylum seekers within the borders of European Union member states.’
- Hailbronner, Kay. 1993. ‘The Concept of ‘Safe Country’ and Expeditious Asylum Procedures. A Western European Perspective.’ International Journal of Refugee Law 5(1).
- Koser, Khalid 2001 ‘The smuggling of asylum seekers into Western Europe: contradictions, conundrums and dilemmas.’
- Lambert, Helene. 1999. ‘The European Court of Human Rights and the Right of Refugees and Other Persons in Need of Protection to Family Reunion.’ International Journal of Refugee Law 11(3).
- Lavenex, Sandra. 1998 ‘‘Passing the Buck’: European Union Refugee Policies towards Central and Eastern Europe.’ Journal of Refugee Studies 11(2).
- Perlmutter, Ted. 1998. ‘The Politics of Proximity: The Italian Response to the Albanian Crisis.’ International Migration Review 32(121).
- Vedsted-Hansen, Jens. 1999 ‘Europe's response to the arrival of asylum seekers: refugee protection and immigration control.’ UNHCR [Q-42.1 VED]
Selected web-based information resources (for more, search the FMO website)
- Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries, First Quarter, 2005: Comparative Overview of Asylum Applications Lodged in 31 European and 5 Non-European Countries. UNHCR. May 2005.
- Asylum, refugees and stateless persons (Council of Europe. Legal Affairs)
- BBC In depth: destination UK – [From ‘European Stories’ section select ‘Analysis: Europe’s Asylum Trends’]
- Cases from the European Court of Human Rights dealing with Roma issues - (European Roma Rights Center [ERRC])
- Eurasylum monthly policy interview – For example, the May 2005 interview is with Günter Piening, Commissioner for Integration and Migration of the Berlin Senate, on: “Challenges and best practices in the management of immigration and asylum policies by city authorities”.
- European asylum systems: legal and social conditions for asylum seekers and refugees in Western Europe– (European Council on Refugees and Exiles [ECRE])
- European Campaign on Women Asylum Seekers – (Heinrich Böll Foundation; Nederlandstalige vrouwenraad; Amnesty International; European Commission)
- European journal of migration and law
- Foreign Territory - The Internationalisation of EU Asylum Policy. Oxfam. May 2005.
- Good practice guides on integration of refugees – (EU Networks on Integration of Refugees [RefugeeNet])
- JEMIE: journal on ethnopolitics and minority issues in Europe – (European Centre for Minority Issues [ECMI])
- Introductory guide to resettlement- (MORE Project [Modelling of National Resettlement Process and Implementation of Emergency Measures] and European Refugee Fund [ERF])
- PERCO - Platform for European Red Cross Co-operation on Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Migrants – (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies [IFRC])
- Towards a common European asylum system – (European Commission. Directorate-General for Justice and Home Affairs)
Other relevant RSC resources on FMO
- ‘Asylum And Migration, Policy And Practice, In The EU Accession Countries,’ Prague, Czech Republic. Conference held 5th–6th June 2004. RSC organized event.
- Gibney, Mattthew J., 1999 Outside the Protection of the Law: The Situation of Irregular Migrants in Europe (PDF file 116 KB) December 2000. RSC working paper 6.
- Lindstrom, Channe, Addressing the Root Causes of Forced Migration: A European Union policy of containment? (PDF file 426 KB) September 2003. RSC working paper 11.
Contact details for organizations (for more, search in the Organizations Directory)
- Ad-Hoc Committee of Experts on the Legal Aspects of Territorial Asylum, Refugees and Stateless Persons (CAHAR) – (Council of Europe)
- Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF) = Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
- Conselho Português para os Refugiados (CPR) = Portuguese Refugee Council
- Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati (CIR) = Italian Refugee Council
- Danish Refugee Council (DRC) = Dansk Flygtningeh
- Directorate General of Human Rights (DGII)– (Council of Europe)
- EuropeAid Co-operation Office
- Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM)
- European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
- European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO)
- European Coordination for Foreigners' Right to Family Life = Coordination Européenne pour le Droit des Étrangers à vivre en Famille
- European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
- European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
- European Forum for Migration Studies = Europäisches Forum für Migrationsstudien (EFMS)
- European Migration Centre = Europäische Migrationszentrum (EMZ)
- European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER)
- European Research Forum on Migration and Ethnic Relations (EUROFOR)
- Federal Office for Migration = Office fédéral des réfugiés
- Forschungszentrum für Internationales und Europäisches Ausländer- und Asylrecht = Center for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum
- Norwegian Refugee Council = Flyktninghjelpen
- Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe
- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
- Separated Children in Europe Programme (SCEP)
- UK Immigration and Nationality Directorate