Why the UK should stay within the EU’s asylum system after Brexit

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Until recent media coverage of an increase in people crossing the English Channel by boat, Brexit debates have largely overlooked the future of asylum and international protection after the…

  • Ali Bilgic
  • The Conversation

The UK’s options are challenging – and the risks for current and future asylum seekers are real and serious, particularly if the UK were to leave without a deal.

Complications will stem from the UK’s involvement in the EU’s international protection and asylum governance structures, known as the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).

This determines who qualifies as a refugee, the minimum rights of asylum seekers waiting for the

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