The EU-Turkey Deal and the Safe Third Country Concept before the Greek Asylum Appeals Committees

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The EU-Turkey Deal and the Safe Third Country Concept before the Greek Asylum Appeals Committees

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: The EU-Turkey Deal and the Safe Third Country Concept before the Greek Asylum Appeals Committees
Author: Gkliati, M.
Journal Title: Movements, Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies
Issue: 2
Volume: 3
Start Page: 213
End Page: 224
Pages: 12
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: EU-Turkey
migration
refugee
asylum
migrants
immigrants
Syrian
safe third country
readmission
Abstract: This article discusses the first case law issued on the EU-Turkey deal from April to June 2016, which authoritatively answers the question whether Turkey constitutes a safe third country for refugees. In 390 out of 393 decisions, the Greek Asylum Appeals Committees ruled that Safe Third Country (STC) requirements were not fulfilled with respect to Turkey, essentially impeding the application of the EU-Turkey deal. Through empirical research, this article sheds light on the reasoning of the decisions of the Appeals Commit- tees and investigates the impact of the EU-Turkey deal on them. This analysis is highly relevant to society today as it aspires to inform further law, policy, and jurisprudence in the field, especially since it provides access to sources that, due to language and other practical barriers, would remain far from the reach of legal and policy experts.
Uri: http://movements-journal.org/issues/05.turkey/14.gkliati--eu-turkey-deal-safe-third-country-greek-asylum-appeals-committees.pdf
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/58421
 

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