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Solidarity and Trust in the Common European Asylum System

Comparative Migration Studies20152:2020181

DOI: 10.5117/CMS2014.2.MITS

Published: 27 October 2015


The article examines the evolution of concepts of solidarity and trust in the Common European Asylum System by analysing the legislative and judicial development of the Dublin system of intra-EU transfers of asylum seekers. The article argues that concepts of solidarity and trust which focus exclusively on the needs and interests of EU Member States are inadequate to address the requirement for the EU to respect fully human rights, in particular after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. The article puts forward a concept of solidarity based on the individual which would ensure the full respect of the rights of asylum seekers.


European Union migration asylum Common European Asylum System Dublin solidarity trust human rights