EU leaving the refugees at the doorstep: An analysis of the readmission agreement between the EU and Turkey in the current refugee situation.
60 million refugees in the world, the highest number since World War II; how is the world responding? This study seeks to examine the changes in the EU politics, were the EU have chosen to handle the so called “refugees crisis” in Europe during 2016, with the readmission agreement between the EU and Turkey. The agreement consisting of deporting the refugees arriving on the European border: in the Greek islands back to Turkey. An agreement leading to an extensive change in the EU politics and an extensive critic from a large number of international actors. Clamming that the readmission agreement might be breaking human rights laws. The critics argue that there is a gap between what the EU states as their motivations and what the actual impact of the agreement is: this study explores to what extent there might be a gap. The study has been done thought a motive analysis of the content and hermeneutics in the EU official document: to detect the EU.s stated motivations. As well an analysis of the challenges facing the agreement by looking at the main critiques and the contradictions in the agreement itself to detect the actual impact of the agreement. Further on create an understanding for the EU´s action and motives as a global actor in the sphere of refugee politics, through the theoretical framework of Realism and “Human Rights washing”. The thesis gives a conclusion to why the EU is responding the way they are; calling for a change were we start protecting the people at risk instead of our borders.