Law, dignity & socio-economic rights: the case of asylum seekers in Europe

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Title: Law, dignity & socio-economic rights: the case of asylum seekers in Europe
Authors: Thornton, Liam
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Date: Jan-2014
Online since: 2014-02-28T08:51:55Z
Abstract: This paper explores the interplay of dignity, law and rights as regards the socio-economic rights of asylum seekers. It does so by posing some questions as regards the extent to which this concept of 'reception' is preferable to the issue of socio-economic rights. This paper is not going to discuss the (rather depressing) situation in different EU member states; rather, this paper considers whether systems and processes of international and European human rights law offer heighted protection for the socio-economic rights of asylum seekers. Part B clarifies some of the terminology that is utilised in this paper, in particular as regards what I mean by the phrase 'asylum seeker' and why I utilise the language of 'socio-economic rights' in preference to 'reception conditions'. Part C, the core of this paper, considers the extent to which the socio-economic rights of asylum seekers are protected at the supranational level under international and European law (both EU and Council of Europe). Part D reflects on the extent that asylum seekers truly enjoy equal protection of socio-economic rights vis-à-vis citizens or legal residents of a state.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL)
Keywords: Economic and social rightsAsylum seekersInternational lawEuropean lawIrish law
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: European Database of Asylum Law Conference (EDAL): Reflections on the Current Application of the EU Asylum Acquis, Dublin, January, 2014
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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