Refugee Crisis : The Middle East, And South Asia

2016 Words9 Pages
Introduction
Migrants and refugees spilling into countries within the European Union from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia have presented European leaders and policymakers with one of the greatest refugee crises since the end of WWII. International Organizations have called Europe one of the most dangerous destinations and treks for refugees and migrants in the world. Despite the rising death tolls, grim news stories of migrant boats capsizing in the Mediterranean, and families being bombarded in Aleppo, the European Union 's collective response to the current refugee crisis has been disastrous. European nations have become more focused on securing their borders than on protecting the rights of human beings. With the rise nationalist parties’ in many of the EU member states, and clear xenophobia and islamophobia growing across the continent, it remains hazy as to if there will ever be a clear solution to the present refugee crisis. European nations, under EU and International law, have a strict obligation to refugees and migrants. Under the 1951 convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and the EU charter of Fundamental Rights, certain EU nations are ‘free-riding’ on the refugee crisis and blatantly disregarding EU and international law. Using a case study approach , I will be looking at the country of Hungary and how Hungary is finding ways to neglect EU and International refugee laws. The following sections of this paper will examine Hungary’s current
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