Bringing together contributions from legal scholars and practitioners, this book contributes to a broader reflection on the extent to which policy controversies on humanitarian admission to Europe are channeled and managed through law.
The book is divided into four parts. The first part identifies the international and European legal obligations that are binding on both the EU and the Member States, and the constraints they impose – potentially and actually – when dealing with migrants who are outside EU territory. The second part studies the legal framework of humanitarian admission in three Member States (Germany, Italy and Belgium), as well as the related procedures and practices. The third part focuses on the experiences of those seeking humanitarian admission, including how they mobilize the law to obtain legal access to Europe. It presents the results of ethnographic fieldwork conducted among refugees in a refugee camp in Uganda who are seeking resettlement, as well as the testimony of the lawyer who defended a Syrian family applying for a humanitarian visa in Belgium in a landmark case that was litigated before the CJEU (X. and X. v. Belgium). The fourth part discusses the prospects for future developments in the EU legal and policy framework, including attempts at reforming the EU Visa Code and establishing a Union resettlement framework.
The book is edited by Marie-Claire Foblets and Luc Leboeuf, both from the Department of Law and Anthropology of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
- 11–46 Introduction: Humanitarian Admission to Europe. From Policy Developments to Legal Controversies and Litigation 11–46
- 11–13 Introduction 11–13
- 47–154 Part 1. Humanitarian Admission Under International and EU Law. The Right to Asylum and its Paradoxes 47–154
- 155–238 Part 2. Humanitarian Admission Under Domestic Law. Between Formalised Procedures and Informal Practices 155–238
- 239–282 Part 3. Claiming Humanitarian Admission. Survival Strategies and Litigation Attempts 239–282