Opinion: The ‘Australian model’ in Europe?

(10-12-2020)

Stop the boats - Operation Sovereign BordersThe Migration Law Research Group has issued an opinion at the request of the Committee on the Interior, Security, Migration and Administrative Affairs of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium, on the proposal for a resolution of 30 September 2020 on the introduction of a humane European migration model that effectively combats human smuggling and illegal migration. It is proposed to the Chamber to adopt a resolution on the implementation of the Australian border control and refugee policy (the ‘Australian model’) at European level. The opinion contains a number of legal reflections on the compatibility of this model with the Geneva Convention and international and European human rights treaties.