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Europe is experiencing the mass movements of displaced people in a way that it has largely been immune from for decades. The manifestations of the 'migration crisis' are as disparate as the building of fences to stop people crossing normally peaceful borders, the deaths of people transported by smugglers in unseaworthy boats, EU political leaders bickering over a Common European Asylum System and the numbers they will or will not allow into their respective countries, and contentious responses to the disaster that continues to unfold in Syria. Alongside this we also see an upsurge of grass-roots compassion, solidarity and assistance to those whose human suffering on a grand scale in and around Europe constitutes the reality behind the rhetoric. FMR 51 includes 43 articles on 'Destination: Europe', plus five 'general' articles.

Destination: Europe (Forced Migration Review 51) Oxford University

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Europe is experiencing the mass movements of displaced people in a way that it has largely been immune from for decades. The manifestations of the 'migration crisis' are as disparate as the building of fences to stop people crossing normally peaceful borders, the deaths of people transported by smugglers in unseaworthy boats, EU political leaders bickering over a Common European Asylum System and the numbers they will or will not allow into their respective countries, and contentious responses to the disaster that continues to unfold in Syria. Alongside this we also see an upsurge of grass-roots compassion, solidarity and assistance to those whose human suffering on a grand scale in and around Europe constitutes the reality behind the rhetoric. FMR 51 includes 43 articles on 'Destination: Europe', plus five 'general' articles.

    FMR 51 - From the Editors

    FMR 51 - From the Editors

    Europe is experiencing the mass movements of displaced people in a way that it has largely been immune from for decades. Europe is experiencing the mass movements of displaced people in a way that it has largely been immune from for decades. The ramifications and manifestations of what is being called a ‘crisis’ are extensive, intersecting with national as well as pan-European politics, existing economic problems, xenophobia, fear of terror attacks, and much more. This crisis, in effect, seems to dwarf in scale and complexity any other crisis that Europe has faced since the end of the Second World War.
    The manifestations are as disparate as the building of fences to stop people crossing normally peaceful borders, the deaths of people transported by smugglers in unseaworthy boats, EU political leaders bickering over a Common European Asylum System and the numbers they will or will not allow into their respective countries, and contentious responses to the disaster that continues to unfold in Syria. Alongside this we also see an upsurge of grass-roots compassion, solidarity and assistance to the displaced and others whose human suffering on a grand scale in and around Europe constitutes the reality behind the ‘crisis’.
    In this issue of FMR, authors throw legal, practical, moral and experiential light on a variety of the multifarious issues and manifestations that make up this ‘migration crisis’.
    We would like to thank Liz Collett of the Migration Policy Institute Europe, Madeline Garlick of UNHCR, Cathryn Costello of the Refugee Studies Centre, and Richard Williams for their assistance as advisors on the feature theme of this issue. We are also grateful to the International Organization for Migration, the Open Society Foundations and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs for their financial support of the issue.

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    Marion Couldrey, Maurice Herson

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    FMR 51 - Foreword: Banking on mobility over a generation

    FMR 51 - Foreword: Banking on mobility over a generation

    Europe need not renounce its freedom of movement: it should instead develop a better controlled mobility regime. It would then, in effect, much better control its borders.

    • 4 min
    FMR 51 - Migrants, refugees, history and precedents

    FMR 51 - Migrants, refugees, history and precedents

    There is much about earlier migration crises that today’s European policymakers might profitably recall.

    • 6 min
    FMR 51 - Refugee protection in Europe: time for a major overhaul?

    FMR 51 - Refugee protection in Europe: time for a major overhaul?

    A number of myths surrounding refugee protection may obscure our understanding and complicate the search for solutions, but there are also clear and realistic possibilities for change in the EU’s body of law to enable better outcomes for states & refugees

    • 11 min
    FMR 51 - Simplifying refugee status determination

    FMR 51 - Simplifying refugee status determination

    There is a persuasive case to be made for simplifying refugee status determination in the European Union.

    • 1 min
    FMR 51 - Arrivals on the island of Lesbos, summer 2015

    FMR 51 - Arrivals on the island of Lesbos, summer 2015

    Lesbos, population 85,000, received more than 85,000 refugees and migrants in 2015 up to the end of August.

    • 4 min

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