Journal article

Publication details

Solidarity and Trust in the Common European Asylum System
in journal: Comparative Migration Studies

Volume number: 2
Issue number: 2
Release year: 2014
Page range: 181-202

Author(s) details

Valsamis Mitsilegas

Publication description

european union, migration, asylum, Common European Asylum System, dublin, Solidarity, Human Rights
The article examines the evolution of concepts of solidarity and trust in the common european asylum System by analysing the legislative and judicial development of the dublin system of intra-eu transfers of asylum seekers. The article argues that concepts of solidarity and trust which focus exclusively on the needs and interests of eu Member States are inadequate to address the requirement for the eu to respect fully human rights, in particular after the entry into force of the Lisbon treaty. The article puts forward a concept of solidarity based on the individual which would ensure the full respect of the rights of asylum seekers.