Comparative Perspectives of Constitutional Asylum in France, Italy, and Germany: Requiescat in Pace?

  title={Comparative Perspectives of Constitutional Asylum in France, Italy, and Germany: Requiescat in Pace?},
  author={Francesco Messineo and Paul Tiedemann and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Lambert},
  journal={European Economics: Labor \& Social Conditions eJournal},
Most countries provide asylum through domestic legislation, such as a statute incorporating the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. France, Italy, and Germany stand out as three of very few European countries specifically to guarantee a right of asylum in their national Constitutions. The origin, wording, and scope of these constitutional provisions vary, depending on historical factors specific to each country. This article examines the right of asylum guaranteed in the… 

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