Protection of, or Protection from, Refugees? Reflections on Border Controls and Movement of Persons at the European Borders
Dutch Council for Refugees; Amnesty International, Dutch Section, NL; European Council on Refugees (ECRE), BE
Eduard Nazarski (55) studied anthropology and has a MBA from the Business School Nederland. He worked for Refugees for 15 years, in various functions, including as Director from 2000 until 2006. Since March 2006 he has been the Director of Amnesty International, Dutch Section. He has been a member of the board of the European Council on Refugees (ECRE) since 1997, acting as Chair from 2005 until September 2008. The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Amnesty International or the Dutch Council for Refugees.
Migration and asylum are again high on the European agenda. Old proposals made by some EU member States years ago are now presented by the European Commission as the solution to the irregular movement of people towards Europe. While everyone seems to agree on the need for a comprehensive approach, it is evident that the only common policy that States are ready to agree upon is a policy of refusal and exclusion of migrants and refugees. In this paper I will explain why security issues should be handled in accordance with respect for refugees’ and migrants’ human rights.
How to Cite:
Nazarski, E., 2008. Protection of, or Protection from, Refugees? Reflections on Border Controls and Movement of Persons at the European Borders. Amsterdam Law Forum, 1(1), pp.37–42. DOI: http://doi.org/10.37974/ALF.43
24 Sep 2008.