Straitjacket or Sovereignty Shield? The Danish Opt-Out on Justice and Home Affairs and Prospects after the Treaty of Lisbon

Since 1992, Justice and Home Affairs ( JHA) has been the fastest growing policy area within the European Union. As a result of its particular opt-out from this area, Denmark has gradually been excluded from EU cooperation on everything from … Continue reading » “Straitjacket or Sovereignty Shield? The Danish Opt-Out on Justice and Home Affairs and Prospects after the Treaty of Lisbon”

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“The Refugee, the Sovereign and the Sea: EU Interdiction Policies in the Mediterranean”, DIIS Working Paper, 6/2008.

This paper starts from the encounter between a European navy vessel and a dinghy carrying boat refugees and other desperate migrants across the Mediterranean or West African Sea towards Europe. It explores the growing trend in the EU of enacting … Continue reading » ““The Refugee, the Sovereign and the Sea: EU Interdiction Policies in the Mediterranean”, DIIS Working Paper, 6/2008.”

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The Right to Seek Revisited: On the UN Human Rights Declaration Article 14 and Access to Asylum Procedures in the EU

This article compares the “right to seek and enjoy asylum” enshrined in Art. 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the current EU policy developments to “externalize” or “extraterritorialise” migration control and refugee protection. Examining the genesis of … Continue reading » “The Right to Seek Revisited: On the UN Human Rights Declaration Article 14 and Access to Asylum Procedures in the EU”

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