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Human rights in the EU return policy: the case of the EU-Albania relations

Sokol Dedja UGent (2012) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MIGRATION AND LAW. 14(1). p.95-114
abstract
The examination of the approach of the EU return policy to Albania - a country to which the EU returns about one fifth of the total number of the third country nationals removed - demonstrates that the predominant focus of the EU return policy on the effectiveness and efficiency of returns has left little room for safeguarding the human rights of the returnees. The article finds that the return procedures of the readmission agreement that should guarantee the protection of human rights in the return process are not observed by the EU member states. There are insufficient guarantees that the reception and possible detention of returnees in Albania will offer a dignified treatment. Moreover, the readmission agreement opens the way for the return of asylum seekers to Albania in line with the `safe third country' practice in the absence of conditions that ensure effective access to fair and efficient asylum procedures and protection in the country.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
readmission, FOREIGN-POLICY, Albania, EC READMISSION AGREEMENTS, human rights, EU immigration policy, migration
journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MIGRATION AND LAW
Eur. J. Migr. Law
volume
14
issue
1
pages
95 - 114
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000301392200004
JCR category
LAW
JCR impact factor
0.564 (2012)
JCR rank
86/134 (2012)
JCR quartile
3 (2012)
ISSN
1388-364X
DOI
10.1163/157181612X628291
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2093570
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2093570
date created
2012-04-24 15:02:11
date last changed
2012-09-10 09:40:14
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  abstract     = {The examination of the approach of the EU return policy to Albania - a country to which the EU returns about one fifth of the total number of the third country nationals removed - demonstrates that the predominant focus of the EU return policy on the effectiveness and efficiency of returns has left little room for safeguarding the human rights of the returnees. The article finds that the return procedures of the readmission agreement that should guarantee the protection of human rights in the return process are not observed by the EU member states. There are insufficient guarantees that the reception and possible detention of returnees in Albania will offer a dignified treatment. Moreover, the readmission agreement opens the way for the return of asylum seekers to Albania in line with the `safe third country' practice in the absence of conditions that ensure effective access to fair and efficient asylum procedures and protection in the country.},
  author       = {Dedja, Sokol},
  issn         = {1388-364X},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MIGRATION AND LAW},
  keyword      = {readmission,FOREIGN-POLICY,Albania,EC READMISSION AGREEMENTS,human rights,EU immigration policy,migration},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {95--114},
  title        = {Human rights in the EU return policy: the case of the EU-Albania relations},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/157181612X628291},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Dedja, Sokol. 2012. “Human Rights in the EU Return Policy: The Case of the EU-Albania Relations.” European Journal of Migration and Law 14 (1): 95–114.
APA
Dedja, S. (2012). Human rights in the EU return policy: the case of the EU-Albania relations. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MIGRATION AND LAW, 14(1), 95–114.
Vancouver
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Dedja S. Human rights in the EU return policy: the case of the EU-Albania relations. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MIGRATION AND LAW. 2012;14(1):95–114.
MLA
Dedja, Sokol. “Human Rights in the EU Return Policy: The Case of the EU-Albania Relations.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MIGRATION AND LAW 14.1 (2012): 95–114. Print.