|Author (Person)||Kohlenberger, Judith, Rasche, Lucas|
|Publisher||Hertie School: Jacques Delors Centre|
|Series Title||Jacques Delors Centre: Policy Positions|
70 years after it was signed, the Geneva Refugee Convention is degenerating into an empty phrase. Its central promise that no one with a "well-founded fear of persecution" may be turned back stands in stark contrast to the current situation at Europe's borders.
Yet, the EU, with its value-based self-image, has an essential role to play in guaranteeing the Convention’s promise for the next 70 years and beyond. So even if member states will not completely abandon the construction of a "Fortress Europe", they should at least consider building drawbridges. Policy Fellow Lucas Rasche and migration expert Judith Kohlenberger explain how.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Asylum | Refugees, Migration | Immigration|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|