Dublin Convention

Dublin Convention in Europe

Description of Dublin Convention

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes dublin convention in the following terms: [1] The Dublin Convention of 1990 was designed to prevent would-be immigrants from making serial applications for asylum to one EU member state after another, in order to extend their stay. In practice, it had the effect of encouraging lax external border control, since the Convention (taken in association with the Schengen Agreement) transferred the responsibility for processing asylum applications from the country of first arrival to the country of ‘first handling’. This led to an increase in refugees, some of them schooled to gain easy access to the EU by promising to transit from the frontier states to another EU country, relying on the Community’s internal freedom of movement. (See also Asylum and Schengen Agreement.)

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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