Migration crisis: Macedonia at crossroads

Kosevaliska, Olga and Tusevska, Borka and Nikodinovska Krstevska, Ana (2016) Migration crisis: Macedonia at crossroads. In: Migration at sea. International Legal Perspectives and Regional Approaches. Giannini Editore, Naples, Italy, pp. 61-76. ISBN 978-88-7431-818-6

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Macedonia is witnessing the largest migrant crisis which is driving an unprecedented number of people going on life-threatening journeys to safety within the European Union. As a response to this crisis it seems that Macedonia as well as the European Union lack of solidarity and consistency to deal with this issue. More precisely, even though Macedonia is not a frontline country to the Schengen zone, still its geographical position being the crossroad on the Balkan, puts it in a very controversial position in this migration crisis context. Some of the aspects of this paper are to evaluate the key features of the Macedonian asylum system and their conformity with international standards and to point out the ongoing changes in Macedonia’s asylum policy as well as to stress the drawbacks of the current system. Given the fact that there are many international
instruments that regulate asylum, the paper will make efforts to define asylum and its procedure according the most important instruments relevant for the EU. Asylum policy and Macedonia’s policy. Therefore, the paper will focus on the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, EU’s Common European Asylum System and the Dublin system. Also it will illustrate the ongoing situation with asylum seekers trough numbers in order to capture a full picture about the current migration crises.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Ana Nikodinovska Krstevska
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 12:40
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 16:23
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/16515

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