Producing Precariousness: ‘Safety Elsewhere’ and the Removal of International Protection Status under EU Law



Neylon, Anne ORCID: 0000-0003-1386-3908
(2019) Producing Precariousness: ‘Safety Elsewhere’ and the Removal of International Protection Status under EU Law. European Journal of Migration and Law, 21 (1). pp. 1-25.

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Abstract

This article examines recent trends in EU refugee law. It argues that within the EU there is a complex and technical set of rules and procedures that maintain the refugee in a position where protection can be easily denied or revoked. Engaging with the work of Judith Butler, I argue that this constant threat of removal exists on a ‘continuum of precariousness’. Mapping a number of EU legal practices, I argue that the EU has expanded this precariousness in order to manage the movement of people, transforming laws, which were ostensibly for the protection of persecuted people, into a form of post hoc immigration control. I track how this process is deeply rooted in bureaucratic practices, which construct place, space and attachment through the law.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: precariousness, legal status, asylum, Qualification Directive, cessation
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 13:56
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2024 18:59
DOI: 10.1163/15718166-12340040
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3027731