Research project

Global Asylum Governance and the European Union’s Role (ASILE)

About the project

This project is a work package in the Horizon 2020 project ASILE, coordinated by the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. The ASILE project studies the interactions between emerging international protection systems and the United Nations Global Compact for Refugees (UN GCR), with particular focus on the European Union’s role and contribution.

The work stream ‘Refugee Recognition, Self-reliance and Rights’ led by Cathryn Costello, Professor of Fundamental Rights and Co-Director at the Centre for Fundamental Rights and Majay Janmyr, Professor of International Migration Law at the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, University of Oslo, aims to enable a better understanding of how refugee protection is allocated and the rights enjoyed by refugees, as well as clarify the link between ‘refugeehood’ and the quality of refugee protection, taking work rights as an important litmus test for this protection. The work stream will provide an in-depth comparative case study on the refugee recognition regimes in Jordan and Bangladesh. Postdoctoral scholars working on this work package include Dr. Lewis Turner and and Dr. M. Sanjeeb Hossain. 

Project lead at the Centre for Fundamental Rights

  • Cathryn Costello, Professor of Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School and Co-Director of the Centre for Fundamental Rights.