Breaking Points of Refugee Law (in German)

Refugee law and policy are controversial topics that raise manifold legal and conceptual questions. For that reason, Daniel Thym steps back and analyses ‘structural deficits of German, European and international refugee law’ at an intermediate level of abstraction in a recent essay called ’Sollbruchstellen des deutschen, europäischen und internationalen Flüchtlingsrechts’ (in German), which was published with De Gruyter in an open access format. The book concentrates on structural deficits underlying the Refugee Convention and the Common European Asylum System on the refugee definition, the travel route and interstate cooperation. It argues that these structural factors are here to stay and we should learn to accept refugee law and policy as an area of permanent reconstruction.