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Drago Župarić-Iljić

About Drago Župarić-Iljić

Dr Drago Župarić-Iljić is a sociologist, working as a research associate at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies in Zagreb. His research within the interdisciplinary fields of forced migration, asylum, ethnicity and environmental studies focuses on various structural causes and drivers of migration, mobility and post-migration phenomena, with a special concern on the CEE region. He edited the volume on a topic of development of asylum protection systems in Croatia and the West Balkan.

Political Tensions Rise As Croatia Allegedly Breaks the Dublin III Refugee Regulation

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In late July 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Croatia had broken the Dublin III Regulation during mass-arrivals of refugees and forced migrants in 2015/2016. The rule was supposedly broken by allowing the refugees to cross over Croatian territory. This lead to the refugees ‘irregularly’ travelling further to Slovenia and Austria without imposing legal mechanisms of interception and eventual examinations of the possible claims for international protection (asylum). Continue reading Political Tensions Rise As Croatia Allegedly Breaks the Dublin III Refugee Regulation