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dc.contributor.authorBRUMAT, Leiza
dc.contributor.authorFREIER, Luisa Feline
dc.identifier.citationSergio CARRERA and Andrew GEDDES (eds), The EU pact on migration and asylum in light of the United Nations global compact on refugees : international experiences on containment and mobility and their impacts on trust and rights, San Domenico di Fiesole : European University Institute, 2021, pp. 134-143en
dc.description.abstractThis Chapter discusses the characteristics of refugee protection in South America, including de facto protection stemming from the region’s mobility regime. In light of the recently released European Union (EU) Pact on Migration and Asylum, which adopts a sharp distinction between ‘refugees’ and ‘irregular migrants,’ the former referring to individuals who deserve protection and the latter to those who should be detained and returned (Carrera, 2020), we suggest that South America presents an interesting case of a dual regional regime for mobility and refugee protection. This regime makes the distinction between irregular entry and stay, on the one hand, and asylum seekers and refugees, on the other, almost irrelevant in practice, as irregular migrants have access to basic rights and legal residence, in many cases. The region further combines this dual human rights-focused regime with an informal regime based on policy practice, which allows people to move - and find protection - across borders.en
dc.publisherEuropean University Instituteen
dc.relation.ispartofseries[Migration Policy Centre]en
dc.subjectSouth Americaen
dc.subjectRefugee Governanceen
dc.subjectRefugee Protectionen
dc.titleSouth American ‘de jure’ and ‘de facto’ refugee protection : lessons from the southen
dc.typeContribution to booken
dc.description.versionChapter is part of EUI Open Access e-book, 2021

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