Title
Een geïnstitutionaliseerd vluchtelingenbeleid in volle beweging (1944-2010)Een geïnstitutionaliseerd vluchtelingenbeleid in volle beweging (1944-2010)
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Law
Research group
Government and Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Gent,
Subject
Law
History
Source (journal)
BELGISCH TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR NIEUWSTE GESCHIEDENIS-REVUE BELGE D HISTOIRE
CONTEMPORAINE
Belgisch tijdschrift voor nieuwste geschiedenis / Jan Dhondt Stichting. - Gent, 1969, currens
Volume/pages
40(2010):3, p. 449-488
ISSN
0035-0869
2295-3744
ISI
000284564500006
Carrier
E
Target language
Dutch (dut)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In the second half of the 1940s the Belgian protectionist alien policy as it was shaped in the thirties ran into to its limits (again) War-time refugees from Central and Eastern Europe (including those who were already in the country) could not be easily fitted into the restrictive management of migration To make migration management feasible and to bring it into agreement with diplomatic and ideological interests, concessions turned out to be necessary Refugees obtained a privileged treatment, according to the international refugee regime of the Convention of Geneva The Convention defined a new international concept of refugee which grew out of the Nazi experience and also in confrontation with the Soviet regime Refugees were now considered to have a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, or political opinion This definition would be the basis for the Belgian refugee policy for the next half century Only from the 1980s onwards this refugee regime went into a deep crisis due to an increased pressure caused by an acceleration of globalisation The implosion of the Soviet empire worsened this crisis even mole and caused an attack on asylum as an immigration gate At the same time the rise of human rights in Belgian and European law revitalised the international refugee regime Both these processes are in a tense relationship It resulted in a generous eligibility process for those refugees who succeeded, notwithstanding the mounting obstacles, to reach Belgian territory
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