What Is The Dublin Agreement
The Dublin regime was originally introduced by the Dublin Convention, which was signed in Dublin (Ireland) on 15 June 1990 and entered into force for the first time on 1 September 1997 for the first twelve signatories (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom) on 1 October 1997 for Austria and Sweden. and 1 January 1998 for Finland.  While the Convention was open for accession only to member States of the European Communities, Norway and Iceland, non-member States, concluded an agreement with the EC in 2001 to apply the provisions of the Convention on their territory.  According to reports, there has been a sharp increase in the number of migrants trying to cross the Channel in small boats this year. This has raised the question of what mechanisms are in place to allow the UK to return migrants to other EU countries to consider their asylum claims. These mechanisms are set out in the Dublin III Regulation. . . .