Realising one's rights under the 1951 convention: a review of practical constraints on accessing protection in Europe

Lena Karamanidou, Liza Schuster

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Abstract

Sixty years after the signing of the Geneva Convention, not all refugees are able to access the protection promised, even in signatory States. In this article, the authors outline the different constraints preventing refugees from accessing asylum in one European Union Member State. These constraints are the difficulty asylum seekers have in entering Greek territory, their difficulties entering the Greek asylum system and finally, problems with the asylum system itself. They further argue that such constraints are not unique to Greece.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-192
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Refugee Studies
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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