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In the face of rising numbers of asylum seekers and refugees in the world and rising xenophobic movements at home the Common European Asylum System has increasingly turned into a system of organised hypocrisy in which its normative ambition at high protective standards is undermined by the political reality of protectionist policies. In the fifth episode of the Quo Vadis CEAS lecture series, Sandra Lavenex will recapitulate the main steps in this development and discuss how far current reforms in national and European legislation may provide a way out from this impasse.

Event details of The Common European Asylum System: Organised Hypocrisy and Beyond
Date 19 May 2022
Time 15:30 -17:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)
Room BK.01

About the speaker

Sandra Lavenex is Professor of European and International Politics at the University of Geneva and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe. Her research focuses from an international governance perspective on European and international migration and refugee policies at the intersection of human rights, development, trade and security policies; EU external relations; and EU external differentiated integration.

Sandra Lavenex has followed EU integration in asylum and immigration matters from the outset and is among the pioneers examining its external dimension (with her book "Safe Third Countries: Extending the EU Asylum and Immigration Policies to Central and Eastern Europe", Central European University Press 1999) and its intersection with domestic politics, human rights and internal security (see her second book "The Europeanisation of Refugee Policies: Between Human Rights and Internal Security", Ashgate 2001).

Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)

Room BK.01

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