The EU’s self-interested response to unrest in north Africa: the meaning of treaties and readmission agreements between Italy and north African states

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Series Details Volume 14, Number 1
Publication Date January 2012
ISSN 1756-851X
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The Italian government and the EU are attempting to urgently re-establish readmission agreements with new regimes in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya with scant regard for the wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers. A ‘state of emergency’ has been declared in Italy which has allowed the government to derogate from certain laws and fast-track the application process.

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