Fisseha, Mehari – Examining the Need for Effective Refugee Protection and Asylum Seekers Policy in Ireland Today

Fisseha, Mehari – Examining the Need for Effective Refugee Protection and Asylum Seekers Policy in Ireland Today

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Abstract

Asylum seekers and refugees are one of the most demonised and marginalised social groups in Europe.

Ireland’s current agenda for dealing with refugees and asylum seekers is inadequate. The government of Ireland is aware of the inadequacy of response and has proposed to make a number of changes that will improve the standard of living for those who chose to apply for inclusion in Ireland.
However, many of the issues that are discussed in the Core Policy Objective: Intercultural Migration Issues have already been addressed in the set of directives, regulations, and guidance provided by the EU on the topic of immigration and refugee policy.

Ireland has opted out of participating in several of these programs, choosing instead to establish its own policies of caring for the disenfranchised who seek refugee status. While change in legislation in Ireland is taking place, it is evolving slowly, and many of today’s greatest issues are being addressed very cautiously. As a result, many of the humanitarian provisions adopted by the EU are just now being considered by Ireland.
This project examines the need for Comprehensive Refugee Protection and Asylum Seekers Policy in Ireland today.

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