Safe with the Neighbours? Actual and legal protection of forced migrants under EU externalisation policies: legal, sociological and political perspectives from Morocco

01 September 2021 → 28 February 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Human rights law
    • International law
    • Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
    • Sociology of law
    • Immigration
Morocco sub-Sahara Africa Global South perspective Refugees international protection migration international law human rights European asylum policies socio-legal research
Project description

The EU increasingly ‘externalises’ its international responsibility over migrants in need of protection to third countries such as Morocco. This research examines whether and how forced migrants can find protection in Morocco, from a multidisciplinary perspective. It evaluates (1) extraterritorial responsibility under international law, (2) migrants’ aspirations and understandings of protection, and (3) Global South dynamics in Morocco’s migration policies.