Increasingly, courts are now institutions where collective actors, like NGOs, want to achieve change. The field of European asylum law is no different in that sense. But who are these actors and why choose litigation as a strategy?
The migration domain is made of a congeries of institutional and non-institutional actors contending and negotiating their role and space in the migration governance. What is the role of courts in this complex, stratified and ever-changing context?
Proposals for a temporary disembarkation mechanism for migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have fallen on deaf ears in most EU Member States. A common scheme should instead be embraced as a first step towards an EU approach to disembarkation.