In 2015 Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, reported that nearly two million people had crossed through main migration routes into the European Union. The majority of arrivals were from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Significant numbers also arrived from Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia while countries in other parts of the world, notably in Asia, were also receiving migrants hoping for asylum or resettlement. 1 In 2014 around 60 million people were displaced or stateless and seeking refuge or asylum somewhere in the world. This was the highest figure since the Second World War. 2015 and 2016 have seen similar numbers of people moving between and through borders. 2 These numbers are unprecedented, and the countries in which these people have arrived continue to struggle not only with the immediate needs of those arriving but also to clearly determine the extent of their obligations to the arrivals, and the role they have in fulfilling human rights claims made against them.
|Title of host publication||Political and legal approaches to human rights|
|Editors||Tom Campbell, Kylie Bourne|
|Place of Publication||Oxon, UK|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781315179711, 9781351717175, 9781351717168, 9781351717182|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|