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Analysis of the National Policies and Practices Dealing with Illegal Migration and Asylum Seekers
Analysis of the National Policies and Practices Dealing with Illegal Migration and Asylum Seekers

Author(s): Magdalena Lembovska
Subject(s): International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, International relations/trade, Demography and human biology, Migration Studies
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: Western Balkans; migrations; demographic changes; migration routes; migration crisis; illegal migration; asylum seekers; human rights; UNHCR Convention; policy; human trafficking; violation of rights; social security;
Summary/Abstract: The past decade has seen rapid changes in the migration flows in, from and through the countries of the Western Balkans. Regular migration is very important for the country’s socio-economic and demographic development; however, irregular migration also deserves special attention by the competent authorities. It is an issue of both state security and human security and is usually connected with serious and organized crime and the infringement of human rights. Following visa liberalization for the Western Balkans counties, the region is usually seen as the origin of illegal migration into the European Union. During the last few years all eyes were focused on asylum seekers from the Western Balkans countries. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that the region is also a transit area for migrants towards the EU. So far there has been little discussion about this phenomenon among researchers and policy makers, although the national and regional media are becoming more interested in the issue, bringing it closer to citizens.

  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English