Three new titles have been published recently in the area of immigration, asylum and refugee law.
EU Asylum Procedures and the Right to an Effective Remedy
by Marcelle Reneman
This book examines the meaning of the EU right to an effective remedy in terms of the legality and interpretation of the Procedures Directive (which provides for important procedural guarantees for asylum applicants, but also leaves much discretion to the EU Member States to design their own asylum procedures) in regard to several key aspects of asylum procedure: the right to remain on the territory of the Member State, the right to be heard, the standard and burden of proof and evidentiary assessment, judicial review and the use of secret evidence. Click here for more information.
The Reception of Asylum Seekers under International Law
by Lieneke Slingenberg
This book critically examines the outcomes of the negotiation process on the minimum conditions for the reception of asylum seekers – Directive 2003/9/EC and Directive 2013/33/EU – in relation to international refugee law, international social security law and international human rights law. It presents a comprehensive analysis of state obligations that stem from these different fields of law with regard to asylum seekers’ access to the labour market and social security benefits and compares them to the minimum standards developed in the European Union. In addition, this book particularly examines how the instrumental use of social policy relates to international law. Click here for more information.
Statelessness – The Enigma of the International Community
by William E. Conklin
In this book, Conklin critically evaluates traditional efforts to recognize and reduce statelessness. The increasingly widespread problem of statelessness has profound legal, social, economic and psychological consequences but also gives rise to the paradox of an international community that claims universal standards for all natural persons while allowing its member states to allow statelessness to occur. The problem, Conklin argues, rests in the obligatory nature of law, domestic or international. By closely analysing a broad spectrum of court and tribunal judgments from many jurisdictions, Conklin explains how confusion has arisen between two discourses, the one discourse inside the other, as to the nature of the international community. Click here for more information.