RESEARCH & ADVOCACY ON HOTSPOTS
Since the beginning of our work in Chios, we have also contributed to the acadamic debates as well as on advocacy concerning the EU Hotspot Approach and the EU-Turkey Deal. The legal classification and the allocation of responsibilities play a just as important role as the assessment of the situation on site or an analysis of the situation in Turkey. Last but not least, the critical examination of important judgments on various topics occupies an important place in the juridical debate.
LEGAL ANALYSIS: THE HOTSPOT APPROACH
Catharina and Robert have presented a basic analysis of the hotspot approach. It explores fundamental questions. How does the EU’s “hotspot approach“ influence asylum procedures and reception conditions in refugee camps at the EU external border? Does the “hotspot approach” and its implementation respect fundamental rights of asylum seekers and rule of law principles? This paper studies the approach and its implementation, using the example of the Greek Aegean islands. As the EU relocation decisions and the EU Turkey Statement alter the implementation of the hotspot approach in the Greek Aegean, these instruments have to be taken into consideration. The hotspot approach leads to a modification of both asylum procedures and reception conditions at the EU external border. The paper focuses on the law and administrative practice of hotspot asylum procedures and eventually looks at reception conditions in hotspot facilities and annex-camps.
(an English version is in progress)
CASE LAW ANALYSIS - WHERE THE COURTS ARE RIGHT, AND WHERE WRONG
At the Conference "Hohenheimer Tage zum Migrationsrecht" (Hohenheim Days on Migration Law) "After the Bundestag Election - The Struggle for Future Migration Policy" on 28/01/2018, Vinzent and Robert gave a presentation on "The Situation in Greece, the Hotspot Approach and the EU Turkey Deal".
You find the Powerpoint Slides here. (German only)
At the Conference of the "Network Migration Law" "Hysteria? Law and public discourse in times of "Refugee crisis" on 10/11/2017, Catharina gave a presentation on "The Hotspot Approach and the EU Turkey Deal".
You find the Powerpoint Slides here.