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.
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