This volume is the outcome of the Project Human Rights of Asylum Seekers in Italy and Hungary – Influence of International and EU Law on Domestic Actions, jointly carried out by the Institute for International Legal Studies (ISGI) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). It covers fifteen contributions on selected topics on migration, authored by legal researchers and professionals. It provides a unique analysis on how mass migration flows challenges basic principles and existing regulations and how legislation is continuously evolving. Recent changes in the political orientation of the Italian government might imply a rapprochement of the sector policies of Italy and Hungary, and their stronger impact on the EU orientation.
A core value of the book is that it does not only provide an overview of national approaches, but it also provides insights into various policy approaches, taking into account the relevant cultural aspects. The book will help to understand the current Italian and Hungarian legal regime and its policy foundations. Furthermore, it also contributes to better law making both on the national and the European level. The comparative analysis of the national legislation of each country, and of their relation to European and international law, has highlighted fundamental trends and issues concerning the handling of migration at global level.