The impacts of the GRC and the GMC on the right to international protection: interactions with pre-existing legal frames of protection

What is the normative status of innovatory instruments such as the Global Compacts and how do they interact with international and European legal frameworks concerning migration and asylum laws? How can they be better aligned with human rights instruments? WP2 addresses these question by disentangling several layers of complexity: the mixed EU and member state competences involved in the compacts, but also the diversity of approaches between EU states, who do and do not sign the Compacts. Moreover, the relative continuities and misalignments are investigated by putting them in a global context and by providing comparative studies of the South African and Canadian normative scenarios. To summarize, the core of WP2 is a research into the legal relations between the Compacts, migrant and refugee rights as sanctioned by international law, and the prospects for CEAS reform.

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Work Package 2 is co-led by the Justus-Liebig University Giessen and the Queen Mary University of London.

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Public deliverables

Implementing the UN Global Compacts for Refugees and Migrants in Times of Pandemic: A View from the EU Member States
A Practitioners’ Handbook on the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and EU and Member States’ Commitments under the UN Global Compact on Refugees and the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
The UN Global Compacts and the Common European Asylum System: Coherence or Friction?
Canada’s implementation of the UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: Advancing foreign policy objectives and the status quo?
From global to community: The availability of protection mechanisms for refugees in South Africa
Enhancing the rights of protection-seeking migrants through the Global Compact for Migration: the case of EU asylum policy