Legal Protection as Competition for Jurisdiction: The Case of Refugee Protection through Law in the Past and at Present

  title={Legal Protection as Competition for Jurisdiction: The Case of Refugee Protection through Law in the Past and at Present},
  author={Bas Schotel},
  journal={Leiden Journal of International Law},
  pages={9 - 32}
  • Bas Schotel
  • Published 27 November 2017
  • Political Science
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
Abstract This article explores the structure of the legal protection of refugees in Europe today. To this end, it will contrast historical arrangements providing protection to refugees, namely church asylum in the late Middle Ages and refuge for religious minorities, with the current European refugee regime, that is the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), in particular the Dublin system. The central claim of this article is that a basic condition for the legal protection of refugees is the… 
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