EU: Tracking the Pact: Turning European Union Territory into a non-Territory

"The legislation creates therefore avenues for disentangling, splitting the relation between physical presence of an asylum applicant on a territory and the set of laws and fundamental rights associated to it, namely a protective legal order, access to rights and to a jurisdiction enforcing those rights. It creates a sort of ‘lighter’ legal order, a lower density system, which facilitates the exit of the applicant from the territory of the EU, creating a sort of shift from a Europe of rights to the Europe of borders, confinement and expulsions."

See: The New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Turning European Union Territory into a non-Territory (EU Law Analysis, link)


See more of our coverage of the Pact on Migration and Asylum in the Statewatch Database



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