Two years after the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration: Some thoughts on the role played by the EU

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In december 2018, all the media attention was on the adoption of the global compact for migration at the marrakesh intergovernmental conference. Developed as an international answer to the migration crisis, the global compact for migration became a political symbol for many states, including some eu member states, in holding an anti-migration discourse. By contrast, the eu has played a great role in shaping the global compact for migration since the beginning of the negotiations in 2017. The gradual lack of support of some eu member states created a situation where the unity of eu representation on the international scene has been injured. Two years after its adoption, this contribution aims to offer some thoughts on the eu’s role in the process of negotiation and adoption of the global compact for migration. It aims to discuss the (lack of) an eu legal framework for negotiations of international soft law instruments by looking at the case-law of the court of justice, notably council v. Commission (c-660/13).keywordsglobal compact for migrationunited nationsinternational soft laweu external relationsunity of representationprinciple of sincere cooperation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe evolving nature of EU external relations law
EditorsW. Th. Douma, C. Eckes, P. Van Elsuwege, E. Kassoti, A. Ott, R.A. Wessel
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherT.M.C. Asser Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6265-423-5
ISBN (Print)978-94-6265-422-8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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