Volume 53 (2016)

Volume 53 (2016) / Issue 3

Maarten Den Heijer, Jorrit Rijpma, Thomas Spijkerboer, 'Coercion, prohibition, and great expectations: The continuing failure of the Common European Asylum System' (2016) 53 Common Market Law Review, Issue 3, pp. 607–642


This contribution explains the European asylum policy crisis from three structural weaknesses of the Common European Asylum System: its reliance on coercion within the EU, its unrealistic expectations of what borders can achieve and the premise of prohibition of refugee movement in its external dimension. The article then critically reviews the proposals that the EU has submitted since the publication of the European Migration Agenda in May 2015, in the light of recent developments.

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