The Temporary Protection Directive in the Context of the 2015/2016 and the 2022/2023 ‘Crises’: Geopolitics, Race or Both?

Veronica Corcodel (Editor), Luana Cardoso, Matilde Felgueiras

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Abstract

The Temporary Protection Directive was activated only once, in 2022, due to the Russo-Ukrainian War and has raised concerns of racialized discrepancies in the treatment of different refugee ‘crises’. This blogpost explores the reasons put forward for not activating the TPD in relation to the 2015/2016 ‘crisis’ and for activating it in 2022, and questions them against the backdrop of existing critiques. It suggests that the discrepancies between the two ‘crises’ might be best explained through the subtle workings of race and geopolitical concerns, instead of either one or the other.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCEDIS
Place of PublicationLisboa
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Temporary Protection Directive
  • Refugee ‘crises’
  • Russo-Ukrainian War
  • EU asylum law and policy

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