Debate around possible offshore asylum processing by European countries has resurfaced recently, in the wake of Denmark's newly passed legislation, allowing for the relocation of asylum seekers to third countries while their applications are being processed. The European Union appears to often look to Australia as a country that has successfully managed to seal its – maritime – borders and control migration, notably through the establishment of offshore asylum processing and detention centres. The recent legislative adoption by Denmark raises concerns and expectations that other countries might follow suit.
The third 2016 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is now out.
The lead story in this issue looks at approaches to integrating gender into foreign policy, with examples from Australia and Sweden. The story is based on talks by Professor Jacqui True (Monash University) and Professor Karin Aggestam (Lund University) at the recent PRIO seminar 'Gender in Foreign Policy', held on 23 September 2016.
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