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1st Edition

Asylum Law in the European Union

ISBN 9781138242753
Published November 8, 2016 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the rules governing the right to asylum in the European Union. Drawing on the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and the 1967 Protocol, Francesco Cherubini asks how asylum obligations under international refugee law have been incorporated into the European Union.

The book draws from international law, EU law and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, and focuses on the prohibition of refoulement; the main obligation the EU law must confront. Cherubini explores the dual nature of this principle, examining both the obligation to provide a fair procedure that determines the conditions of risk in the country of origin or destination, and the obligation to respond to a possible expulsion.

Through this study the book sheds light on EU competence in asylum when regarding the different positions of Member States. The book will be of great use and interest to researchers and students of asylum and immigration law, EU law, and public international law.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. The Geneva Convention of 1951 and Its Protocol of 1967   2. The 1950 Rome Convention and Its Protocols   3. Evolution of EC and EU Competences for Asylum   4. International Protection in EU Legislation   Conclusions

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Francesco Cherubini is Assistant Professor of EU Law at LUISS Guido Carli, Italy.