Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Keck Center Best Senior Thesis - International Human Rights
Bachelor of Arts
1999 Sahib Bhasin
This thesis systematically reviews the "safe third country" concept. First, it theoretically frames this instrument, demonstrating both its historical roots and contemporary motivations. By doing so, it reveals this measure's operational risks for refugees. Next, it assesses the obligations that international law imposes on States conducting transfers. It suggests that these protections are more robust than commonly thought, presenting another set of requirements that must be met from a human rights perspective. Finally, it applies both the legal and operational challenges to its study of the EU-Turkey Deal, suggesting that these forces converge in a feedback loop that ultimately harms refugees.
Bhasin, Sahib, "The "Safe Third Country" Concept: A Poor Instrument of Refugee Governance" (2021). CMC Senior Theses. 2638.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.