Quota system and/or private sponsorship? Refugee reception in the EU and Canada

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Encarnación La Spina, profesora e investigadora Ramón y Cajal, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Deusto

The misnamed “refugee crisis” of 2015 laid bare the extent of the structural limitations of European asylum policy and its deficiencies in terms of building a reception system more in line with the duty of solidarity established in articles 78.2 and 80 of the TFEU. While the EU took exceptional measures for the relocation and resettlement of refugees, member states’ reluctance to meet their obligations has called into question the real extent of that solidarity. This paper makes a critical review of the quota system for resettlement in the EU and Spain, drawing comparisons with the Canadian model of private sponsorship programmes. To do this, it analyses its weaknesses and strengths, as well as its possible points of convergence with the applicable international standards of protection.

Key Words: Resettlement, quotas, private sponsorship, refugees, effectiveness, weaknesses, strengths, EU, Canada

How to cite this article: La Spina, Encarnación. «¿Sistema de cuotas y/o patrocinio privado? La acogida de las personas refugiadas en UE y Canadá». Anuario CIDOB de la Inmigración 2019 (noviembre de 2019), p. 200-244. DOI: doi.org/10.24241/AnuarioCIDOBInmi.2019.220

DOI: doi.org/10.24241/AnuarioCIDOBInmi.2019.220

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