27.06.2019

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Discussion Brief - The increasing use of detention of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in the EU

The ReSOMA Discussion Policy Briefs aim to address key topics of the European migration and integration debate in a timely manner. They bring together the expertise of stakeholder organisations and academic research institutes to identify policy trends, along with unmet needs that merit higher priority. Representing the second phase of the annual ReSOMA di- alogue cycle, nine Discussion Briefs were produced covering the following topics:

  • Secondary movements within the EU
  • Implementation of the Global Compacts on Refugees (GCR)
  • SAR and Dublin: Ad hoc responses to refusals to disembarkation
  • Funding a long-term comprehensive approach to integration at the local level
  • Public opinion on migrants: the effect of information and disinformation about EU policies
  • Integration outcomes of recent sponsorship and humanitarian visa arrivals
  • Strategic litigation of criminalisation cases
  • Implementation of the Global Compacts on Migration (GCM)
  • The increasing use of detention of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in the EU

Under these nine topics, ReSOMA Discussion Briefs capture the main issues and controversies in the debate as well as the potential impacts of the policies adopted. They have been written under the supervision of Sergio Carrera (CEPS/EUI) and Thomas Huddleston (MPG). Based on the Discussion Briefs, other ReSOMA briefs will highlight the most effective policy responses (phase 2), challenge perceived policy dilemmas and offer alternatives (phase 3).

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