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

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                    EUROPEAN   JOURNAL  OF MIGRATION             onf
 BRILL                    AND  LAW 21 (2019) 1-25
 NIJHOFF                                                        brill co/emil



 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
        a.neylon@liverpoolac.uk



        Abstract

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.



        Keywords


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
   own.


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

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