The European Union, migration and global justice

This policy brief asks whether the EU has contributed to a just global and regional governance of migration.

GLOBUS Policy Brief 6/2020

As a global and transnational phenomenon, migration requires global multilateral responses. Being a quasi- post-Westphalian, multilateral entity that has mainstreamed the respect of human rights in its policies, the EU would in principle be well suited to contribute to a just global governance of migration. On the contrary, an evaluation of the implementation of the EU Migration System of Governance (EUMSG) on the basis of multiple criteria for justice reveals a weak performance which risks damaging the EU’s credibility significantly. A list of recommendations are identified to cope with these shortcomings.


Sonia Lucarelli, University of Bologna

Michela Ceccorulli, University of Bologna

Tags: Migration By Sonia Lucarelli, Michela Ceccorulli
Published May 26, 2020 9:55 AM - Last modified May 26, 2020 9:55 AM