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21 Eur. J. Migration & L. 1 (2019)

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 BRILL                    AND  LAW 21 (2019) 1-25
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 Producing Precariousness: 'Safety Elsewhere' and

 the  Removal of International Protection Status

 under   EU Law

        Anne Neylon
        Lecturer in Law, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool


This article examines recent trends in EU refugee law. It argues that within the EU
there is a complex and technical set of rules and procedures that maintain the refugee
in a position where protection can be easily denied or revoked. Engaging with the work
of Judith Butler, I argue that this constant threat of removal exists on a 'continuum
of precariousness'. Mapping a number of EU legal practices, I argue that the EU has
expanded this precariousness in order to manage the movement of people, transform-
ing laws, which were ostensibly for the protection of persecuted people, into a form of
post hoc immigration control. I track how this process is deeply rooted in bureaucratic
practices, which construct place, space and attachment through the law.


precariousness - legal status - asylum - Qualification Directive - cessation

I       Introduction'

In 2016, the EU announced   an arrangement  that significantly impacted on
its refugee policy. Under the arrangement, 'all new irregular migrants cross-
ing from Turkey into Greek islands as from 20 March 2016 will be returned to

I  Thank you to everyone who read and gave comments on various drafts of this article - Robert
   Knox, Mike Gordon, Julija Sardelit, Harriet Gray, and SiobhAn Mullally. Any errors remain my

@ KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2019  DOI:10.1163/15718166-12340040

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