Asylum_seekers_1.0-260x160It is reported that 2,600 asylum seekers have drowned in the Mediterranean this year alone. It is not a new problem. The VU University in Amsterdam is coordinating an international research project monitoring ‘border deaths’ in the Mediterranean. If we know that this issue exists and we are indignant about it, why is no action being taken to solve this pressing problem? To answer that question we have to look at the core of international and European asylum law. Lees het blog van Mark Klaassen op Leiden Law Blog.