The Global Reach of European Refugee Law

Author: Hélène Lambert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107435711
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Law

Europe has the most advanced regional protection regime in the world. The predicted impact of this body of norms, including the new Common European Asylum System, has been widely identified as one that will have a 'ripple effect' beyond the EU. However, very few studies have noted the fact that this regime has already influenced the law and practice of states around the world, for some time. The purpose of this book is to gather evidence that emulation is happening (if it is), to explore the extent and identify the processes through which it is happening, and to examine the implications of these findings. A review of seven case studies reveals all but one of these cases provides clear evidence of emulation at some point in time. The EU protection regime, which has been most influenced by the European Court of Human Rights, is 'naturally' evolving transnationally and spreading internationally.

Judicial Dialogue and Human Rights

Author: Amrei Müller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316802540
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Political Science

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the extent, method, purpose and effects of domestic and international courts' judicial dialogue on human rights. The analysis covers national courts' judicial dialogue from different regions of the world, including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Canada, Nigeria and Malaysia. The text is complemented by studies on specific subject matters such as LGTBI people's and asylum seekers' rights that further contribute to a better understanding of factors that stimulate or hold back judicial dialogue, and by first hand insights of domestic and European Court of Human Rights judges into their courts' involvement in judicial dialogue. The book features contributions from leading scholars and judges, whose combined perspectives provide an interesting and timely study.

Refugee Protection and the Role of Law

Author: Susan Kneebone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135046910
Release Date: 2014-06-27
Genre: Law

Sixty years on from the signing of the Refugee Convention, forced migration and refugee movements continue to raise global concerns for hosting states and regions, for countries of origin, for humanitarian organisations on the ground, and, of course, for the refugee. This edited volume is framed around two themes which go to the core of contemporary ‘refugeehood’: protection and identity. It analyses how the issue of refugee identity is shaped by and responds to the legal regime of refugee protection in contemporary times. The book investigates the premise that there is a narrowing of protection space in many countries and many highly visible incidents of refoulement. It argues that ‘Protection’, which is a core focus of the Refugee Convention, appears to be under threat, as there are many gaps and inconsistencies in practice. Contributors to the volume, who include Erika Feller, Elspeth Guild, Hélène Lambert and Roger Zetter, look at the relevant issues from the perspective of a number of different disciplines including law, politics, sociology, and anthropology. The chapters examine the link between identity and protection as a basis for understanding how the Refugee Convention has been and is being applied in policy and practice. The situation in a number of jurisdictions and regions in Europe, North America, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East is explored in order to ask the question does jurisprudence under the Refugee Convention need better coordination and how successful is oversight of the Convention?

Assimilation oder Multikulturalismus

Author: Ruud Koopmans
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643137685
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Assimilation (Sociology)

Flüchtlingskrise, Wahlverhalten türkischstämmiger Mitbürger, Debatten um die Leitkultur und Thesen zur Integration haben die Frage der Zuwanderung aktuell werden lassen. Wovon hängt es ab, ob Zuwanderung in erfolgreiche Integration oder in segregierte, sozial marginalisierte Parallelgesellschaften mündet? Brauchen wir so etwas wie eine Leitkultur oder müssen wir uns als multikulturelle Gesellschaft neu definieren? Was sind die Ursachen von islamischem Fundamentalismus und Extremismus?

Das Asylrecht im Rahmen des Unionsrechts

Author: Daniel Fröhlich
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161505883
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

English summary: Daniel Frohlich traces the development of the basic right of asylum in Germany and determines its place in the Common European Asylum System. He describes the origins of a federal asylum regime within the European Union and outlines its normative framework and effects. German description: Die Asylnovelle des Jahres 1993 markiert einen grundlegenden Paradigmenwechsel im deutschen Asylrecht: Nachdem das Grundrecht des Art. 16 Abs. 2 S. 2 GG (a.F.) samt des in ihm verburgten Inklusionsversprechens Anfang der 1990er Jahre zunehmend unter Druck geraten war, sollte mit Art. 16a GG die nationale Grundlage fur eine europaische Gesamtregelung auf dem Gebiet des Fluchtlingsschutzes geschaffen werden. Diese Offnung des staatlichen Asylkonzepts findet erst in jungerer Zeit im Recht der Europaischen Union - namentlich in dem sich entfaltenden Gemeinsamen Europaischen Asylsystem - ihr notwendiges Gegenstuck. Die unionsrechtliche Entwicklung aufgreifend rekonstruiert Daniel Frohlich das Asylgrundrecht im staatlichen und unionalen Kontext. Dabei zeigt er die Herausbildung eines foderalen Asylregimes innerhalb der Europaischen Union auf und konturiert dessen normative Rahmenbedingungen.

Sexuelle Orientierung als Diskriminierungsgrund

Author: Claus Dieter Classen
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161547195
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre:

English summary: Dealing with discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation has always been and still is a socio-political challenge. Even though EU and domestic constitutional laws provide against such discrimination, the scope of prohibition remains disputed, particularly by traditional marriage and family views. The findings of a conference examining the issue, and held in autumn 2015, are presented in this volume. After laying psycho-medical fundamentals and analysing European and international law exigencies, the most relevant issues within constitutional, civil, criminal and administrative law were examined from both German and Polish perspectives in order to answer essential questions such as: What is the current standard of law? Where is reform needed? Where has consensus been reached and what remains controversial? And last but not least: Can Germany and Poland learn from each other? German description: Der Umgang mit sexueller Diskriminierung war und ist gesellschaftspolitisch nicht einfach. Das vorliegende Werk dokumentiert eine im Herbst 2015 durchgefuhrte Tagung, in der nach einer psychologisch-medizinischen Grundlegung und Analyse des europa- und volkerrechtlichen Rahmens die relevanten verfassungsrechtlichen, zivilrechtlichen, strafrechtlichen und verwaltungsrechtlichen Themen aus polnischer und deutscher Sicht behandelt wurden, um grundlegende Fragen zu klaren: Welcher Stand ist heute erreicht, wo sind Veranderungen notwendig, in welchen Fragen besteht Konsens und wo gesellschaftspolitischer Streit, und nicht zuletzt: konnen Deutschland und Polen voneinander lernen? Mit Beitragen von: Claus Dieter Classen, Monika Doma'nska, Aleksandra Gliszczy'nska-Grabias, Ulrich Hufeld, Ireneusz Kami'nski, Rainer Keil, Michal Andrzej Kowalski, Daniel Eryk Lach, Ulrike Lembke, Bernard Luka'nko, Mariusz Muszy'nski, Joanna Osiejewicz, Anna Pudlo, Dorota Pudzianowska, Babette Renneberg, Joachim Renzikowski, Dagmar Richter, Roman Wieruszewski, Pavle Zargorscak, Grazyna Zboralska