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Europe - Asylum and Migration: Limiting the flow

Claire Spencer, February 2005
The World Today, Volume 61, Number 2
On moral and legal grounds alone, asylum seekers should be at the privileged end of European debates about migration into Europe. Instead, for the second time in two years, the European Union has been considering proposals to set up 'asylum camps' across North Africa - and even in Ukraine - to process claims before refugees even enter Europe. Is this just anotherway for governments to place their international obligations out of sight, or a rational response to a problem that clearly isn't going to go away?
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