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Borders of convenience: European legal measures and the migration crisis.

Arnell, Paul; Lyons, Carole

Authors

Paul Arnell



Contributors

Quazi Mahtab Zaman
Editor

Greg G. Hall
Editor

Abstract

The migration crisis has posed fundamental questions for European institutions. Amongst these are whether EU human rights reality matches its rhetoric. The answer is a resounding no. The reaction of the EU to the crisis has entailed an abdication of responsibility, in part through adopting convenient new external ‘borders’. One response to this development has been a jurisdictional extension of human rights protection by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). This chapter exposes both the EU response to the crisis and the attempts by the ECtHR to re-impose responsibility on European states.

Citation

ARNELL, P. and LYONS, C. [2022]. Borders of convenience: European legal measures and the migration crisis. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Chaml: Springer [online], (forthcoming).

Acceptance Date Aug 29, 2019
Deposit Date Nov 21, 2019
Publisher Springer Verlag
Series Title The urban book
Series ISSN 2365-757X; 2365-7588
Book Title Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives
ISBN 9783031066030
Keywords Borders; European Union; Migrants; Human rights; Jurisdiction
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/419212