Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

David Kinsella

Subjects

Political refugees -- Legal status laws etc. -- History, Law and Globalization, Right of assylum, Refugees -- Legal status laws etc. -- History, Refugees -- Protection -- International cooperation

DOI

10.15760/honors.280

Abstract

This article analyzes the international refugee law regime in order analyze European Union policies towards asylum seekers in light of the Syrian refugee crisis. By comparing the 1951 Refugee Convention and regional legal instruments such as the European Convention on Human Rights policies such as the Dublin Regulation and border controls are analyzed to determine their legality. These policies on the surface appear to be violating basic principle of International Refugee Law such as non-refoulement, however on closer inspection have legal basis. A trend among States to interpret the law in a way that deters refugees is rampant. With that said, there are cases that have found Human Rights violations.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Political Science.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17402

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