The Foundation for Access to Rights has published its the jubilee collection "Current Issues in Refugee and Migration Law", compiled by lawyer Valeria Ilareva and with authors Anna Velikova, Ana Raykova, Valeria Ilareva, Valeri Petkov, Vasil Panayotov, Vladislava Stoyanova, Desislava Argirova, Ildiko Otova, Iskra Yankova, Kaloyan Stoyanov, Magdalena Miteva, Maria Shisheva, Olga Dimitrov, Olga Kolot, Petya Kazakova, Rositsa Atanasova and Tanya Chechkova.
Drawing on knowledge and experience, this collection contributes to the respect of the rights of refugees and migrants in terms of access to the territory and access to the asylum procedure, the types of protection - international protection and temporary protection, the factors for successful integration and the experience in the application of temporary protection to Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria, family reunification, the situation of unaccompanied and separated children, the protection of victims of human trafficking, as well as the issues related to the greatest fear of every foreigner - forced return and immigration detention. In addition to specific instruments and practices for protection and access to rights, the collection places the outlined trends in the context of policies at the level of the European Union. Within the framework of the ongoing FAR training programme on refugee and migration law, participants also contributed with essays on topical issues such as climate refugees. In places, the collection is 'brought to life' through references to videos of filmed expert interviews with the authors.
The collection of articles serves as an overview of the achievements in the protection of the human rights of refugees and migrants, but also of the threats against them. Its main aim is to contribute to building a strong foundation for access to rights in practice.
This collection is part of the implementation of the project "", implemented with the financial support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria within the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (www.activecitizensfund.bg). Its development is co-funded by the .