Development Adrift: The EU Migration Partnership Framework

Migration Policy Paper

The EU Migration Partnership Framework is an extremely worrying development in migration policy. The Framework is problematic in itself from a human rights perspective, as is the new narrative it uses for development cooperation.

As a member of the EU, Ireland has agreed to this Framework despite it being incompatible with Ireland’s development cooperation approach.

In this paper Trócaire makes recommendations to the Irish Government on taking an active role within the EU, to ensure that the EU’s migration policies are human rights and protection focused and do not erode the work towards global poverty reduction and promotion and protection of human rights.