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As the Corona pandemic worsens, EU borders shut down: “A new low point for the EU’s respect for refugee rights and international law”

Professor Elspeth Guild has co-written a blog for the Horizon 2020 project PROTECT! on refugees and external borders in Europe during Covid19

 

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Elspeth Guild, Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, has co-written a blog for the Horizon 2020 project, PROTECT! The blog is co-written by Kathryn Allinson, Research Assistant, Queen Mary University of London and Teaching Associate, University of Bristol.

The blog argues: "Human rights in international law and the EU Charter are not dispensable in times of pandemics. They are essential characteristics and integral to promoting the European Way of Life which 'is founded on the values of the respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for the human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.'”

Read the full blog: As the Corona pandemic worsens, EU borders shut down: “A new low point for the EU’s respect for refugee rights and international law”.

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About the Project

PROTECT The Right to International Protection. A Pendulum between Globalization and Nativization? was launched 1 February 2020. It is an international research project, which studies the impacts of the United Nations’ ‘Global Refugee Compact’ and ‘Global Migration Compact’ on the functioning of the international refugee protection system. Find out more on the project website.