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Professor Cathryn Costello has a new article published this week in the German Law Journal on ‘Overcoming refugee containment and crisis’.

Focusing on Europe, the article states that “The EU and its Member States systematically erect barriers for those who would enter to claim asylum, forming part of the system of the containment of refugees in the Global South.” Costello highlights the human costs of refugee containment, not only for refugees and asylum-seekers, but also for Europe itself, its politics, and its adherence to the rule of law. She further suggests how Europe might overcome the containment-induced crisis and work to dismantle at least some aspects of containment. 

Read the article here 

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