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Seminar – Accessing asylum in Europe: extraterritorial border controls meet refugee rights

February 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Public Seminar given by Dr Violeta Moreno Lax (Queen Mary University of London)

“Refugee flows have grown in size and complexity over the years since the end of the Cold War and ensuing de-colonization period. Europe, as other wealthy regions of the world, has adopted extraordinary, ‘emergency’ measures, particularly during so-called ‘migration crises’ (e.g. the Cayucos crisis of 2005; the Arab Spring of 2011; and the ‘refugee crisis’ in which it has been immersed since 2015), which have normalized the current sense of urgency and exceptionalism that characterises much of the EU migration and asylum policy today. Offshored border checks, outsourced visa processing, privatised pre-boarding controls, and maritime interdiction ‘by proxy’ are, as this session will discuss, but a few of the mechanisms in which the external frontier of the Union manifests itself to potential refugees.”

Venue

Oxford Department of International Development
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TB United Kingdom
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Venue

Oxford Department of International Development
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TB United Kingdom
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