Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2014

Department 1

Center for Global Education


Italy's unique geographic location at the coast of the Mediteranean Sea gives much opportunity for the international community to criticize its dealings with asylum seekers crossing the body of water to enter Europe. The UNHCR reported that as of October 2014, 165,000 asylum seekers had taken dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea; of those 165,000 people, Italy received 140,000.


This paper was written for the International Refugee Law course at the Danish Institute as part of the study abroad program.