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Bilateral Relations in the Mediterranean
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Bilateral Relations in the Mediterranean

Prospects for Migration Issues

9781786432247 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Francesca Ippolito, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Cagliari, Gianluca Borzoni, Associate Professor of History of International Relations, University of Cagliari and Federico Casolari, Associate Professor of European Union Law, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Italy
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78643 224 7 Extent: 368 pp
This timely book assesses national and supranational bilateral approaches to dealing with the rising tide of migration into the European Union via the Mediterranean Sea. International law and EU migration law specialists critically assess the legal tools adopted to engage with the ‘refugee crisis’. While the EU works to develop a unified approach to Mediterranean transit and origin countries, the authors argue that a crucial role should be accorded to individual states in finding a solution to this complex and sensitive situation.

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This timely book assesses national and supranational bilateral approaches to dealing with the rising tide of migration into the European Union via the Mediterranean Sea. International law and EU migration law specialists critically assess the legal tools adopted to engage with the ‘refugee crisis’. While the EU works to develop a unified approach to Mediterranean transit and origin countries, the authors argue that a crucial role should be accorded to individual states in finding a solution to this complex and sensitive situation.

Historical and political factors playing into migration strategies are discussed, and the legal framework underpinning the bilateral and regional schemes on which the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean seek to cooperate on migration is also examined. Migration-related issues, such as search and rescue at sea, human rights and policing are explored throughout the book. Comparing the bilateral arrangements Southern EU Member States have made with the Mediterranean countries of origin and the regional bilateralism conducted by the EU, expert authors assess how best to achieve a coherent model.

This will be an essential read for academics and scholars in international and European migration law, environmental politics and policy; practitioners and policymakers working on migration issues, and NGOs.

Contributors
Contributors: C. Billet, M. Borraccetti, G. Borzoni, F. Casolari, M. Di Filippo, M. Gatti, I. González García, F. Ippolito, K.D. Magliveras, A. Ott, M. Ovádek, E. Papastavridis, I. Sammut, F. Seatzu, P. Van Elsuwege, Z. Vankova, J. Wouters
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Contents:

Preface
Marc Maresceau

Introduction and acknowledgments
Gianluca Borzoni, Federico Casolari and Francesca Ippolito

Part I The national dimension of LEGAL bilateralism IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
1 Immigration in Spain: Migratory routes, cooperation with third countries and human rights in return procedures
Immaculada González García
2 The national dimension of the legal bilateralism in migration domain – The case of Greece
Konstantinos Magliveras
3 A tug of war between rights and obligations – The case of migration from Malta’s perspective
Ivan Sammut
4 Bilateral relations between France and its Mediterranean partners
Carole Billet
5 The Italian job: Migration and bilateral relations with Southern Mediterranean countries
Marco Borraccetti

PART II SUPRANATIONAL FORMS OF LEGAL BILATERALISM IN MIGRATION LAW
6 Bilateral cooperation between the European Union and Mediterranean countries: An introduction to the institutional framework and key issues
Jan Wouters and Michal Ovádek
7 The gendarmes of Europe. Southern Mediterranean States and the EU’s partnership framework on Migration
Mauro Gatti
8 Migration and mobility in the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood: Mapping out the legal and political framework
Peter Van Elsuwege and Zvezda Vankova
9 EU-Turkey cooperation in migration matters: A game changer in a multi-layered relationship?
Andrea Ott

PART III HORIZONTAL ISSUES IN MIGRATION MANAGEMENT
10 The unbearable ‘lightness’ of soft law: On the European Union’s recourse to informal instruments in the fight against illegal immigration
Federico Casolari
11 Search and rescue at sea: Shared responsibilities in the Mediterranean Sea
Efthymios Papastavridis
12 Kissing awake a sleeping beauty? The negotiation process for a Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area
Francesco Seatzu
13 The rhetoric of human rights in EU external relation in the Mediterranean
Francesca Ippolito
14 Fighting irregular forms of migration: The poisonous fruits of the securitarian approach to cooperation with Mediterranean countries
Marcello Di Filippo

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