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Dr Catherine Briddick has written a new blog for the Oxford Human Rights Hub discussing the “striking reversal in EU asylum policy” in response to the unprecedented number of refugees fleeing Ukraine, including the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive. She asks, “Why are those fleeing Ukraine granted such protection, while people fleeing other conflicts are not?” She also highlights that the EU’s positive response “offers the prospect of a reinvigorated right to asylum”, noting two key requirements for this to happen: 1) “states should enable mobility, and abandon their policies of deterrence and externalisation”, and 2) “the need to provide sanctuary to refugees, alongside support for those states that host them.” 

Read the blog here