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“One for all or all for one?” A normative study of the moral duty towards asylum seekers and refugees in the EU

Cwikiel, Alexandra LU (2009) STVM01 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this paper, the moral duty towards asylum seekers and refugees in the EU is highlighted, from the perspectives of Universalism and Communitariarism. Due to different levels of safety and conditions related to being granted asylum in EU member states, the attractiveness of these states for asylum seekers and refugees to seek protection differ substantially. The implementation of the Dublin II Convention in 1990, stating that asylum seekers should be the concern of the first country in which they arrive in the EU, has narrowed the choices for refugees and asylum seekers to obtain asylum in EU member states.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the moral responsibility towards asylum seekers and refugees based on Universalism, as well... (More)
In this paper, the moral duty towards asylum seekers and refugees in the EU is highlighted, from the perspectives of Universalism and Communitariarism. Due to different levels of safety and conditions related to being granted asylum in EU member states, the attractiveness of these states for asylum seekers and refugees to seek protection differ substantially. The implementation of the Dublin II Convention in 1990, stating that asylum seekers should be the concern of the first country in which they arrive in the EU, has narrowed the choices for refugees and asylum seekers to obtain asylum in EU member states.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the moral responsibility towards asylum seekers and refugees based on Universalism, as well as to reveal the normative problematic arising, when contrasting these universal values towards those of Communitarianism and the state as a community. I argue that there is a responsibility to grant protection based on universal moral principles that each individual should be treated equally. (Less)
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Cwikiel, Alexandra LU
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STVM01 20092
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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responsibility, Dublin II Convention, Universalism, Communitarianism, Geneva Convention
language
English
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1525133
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  abstract     = {In this paper, the moral duty towards asylum seekers and refugees in the EU is highlighted, from the perspectives of Universalism and Communitariarism. Due to different levels of safety and conditions related to being granted asylum in EU member states, the attractiveness of these states for asylum seekers and refugees to seek protection differ substantially. The implementation of the Dublin II Convention in 1990, stating that asylum seekers should be the concern of the first country in which they arrive in the EU, has narrowed the choices for refugees and asylum seekers to obtain asylum in EU member states.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the moral responsibility towards asylum seekers and refugees based on Universalism, as well as to reveal the normative problematic arising, when contrasting these universal values towards those of Communitarianism and the state as a community. I argue that there is a responsibility to grant protection based on universal moral principles that each individual should be treated equally.},
  author       = {Cwikiel, Alexandra},
  keyword      = {responsibility,Dublin II Convention,Universalism,Communitarianism,Geneva Convention},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {“One for all or all for one?” A normative study of the moral duty towards asylum seekers and refugees in the EU},
  year         = {2009},
}