Out of Africa

TitleOut of Africa
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Skipper, RB
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsGovernment , Government Ethics , Immigration , PUBLIC , Public Policy
AbstractIn the first four months of 2011, over 30,000 Tunisian refugees arrived in Italy. Following the outbreak of the Libyan Civil War a few weeks later, thousands of Libyan refugees escaped to Italy. Under European law, the country where refugees first arrive is required to administer the asylum process. Italy asked for help from the other 26 EU countries, particularly in resetting refugees who have family in other EU countries. EU member states responded that Italy had the resources and the responsibility to deal with the crisis on its own. In April 2011 Italy granted six-month temporary residency papers and travel permits, granting 25,000 Tunisian refugees the right to travel to EU countries. In response, several countries asked the European Commission to denounce Italy's actions and some countries set up checkpoints to curtail immigration.
NotesCase study from the March 1, 2012 APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2012. http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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