The reform of the Dublin System: the responsibility-sharing conundrum
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The Dublin III Regulation, aimed at allocating the responsibility for examining applications for international protection, has proven to be an unfair system because it puts an excessive weight on those Member States more exposed to migratory flows. So far, we have focused on the relocation of asylum-seekers, a measure with some weaknesses that has been opposed by the Visegrad Group of MS, thus blocking the Dublin system’s reform (that, by the way, is being withdrawn). In this paper, I suggest four alternatives: a free-choice system, an EU humanitarian visa system, the mutual recognition of positive asylum decisions, or an amendment of the 2003 Long Term Resident Directive.