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EU and Morocco on Migration: The Consistency of Border Security and Human Rights Protection - and where they clash

Iraqi Houssaini, Magda (2019) EU and Morocco on Migration: The Consistency of Border Security and Human Rights Protection - and where they clash.

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Abstract:This research investigates to what extent the European Union’s cooperation on migration with Morocco as a partner country of the European Neighbourhood Policy is consistent with human rights principles. The paper uses a normative research design systematically looking at the existing legal framework of EU- Morocco cooperation on migration management is in light of the EU’s role as a promoter of human rights in its external action. The legal framework of cooperation between the EU and Morocco is examined in order to analyse the balance between border security and human rights protection, and the role of the EU as a normative power is verified. By focusing on the operational acting of the local authorities in the border region of Melilla, the compliance with the right to asylum and the right to non refoulement is analysed. The study leads to the conclusion that, through its non-action, faced to human rights violations conducted by Moroccan and Spanish authorities, the EU is indirectly responsible for the violations as well. Instead of promoting the protection of human rights, the Union prioritises the protection of its external borders to Morocco.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78912
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