Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, ICSPS 2019, 12th November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Prioritizing Human Security for the Global Justice: Case of Syrian Refugees in Germany

Download14 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.12-11-2019.2293515,
        author={Riana  Mardila and Ahmad  Alfajri},
        title={Prioritizing Human Security for the Global Justice: Case of Syrian Refugees in Germany},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, ICSPS 2019, 12th November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSPS},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={human security national security global justice},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-11-2019.2293515}
    }
    
  • Riana Mardila
    Ahmad Alfajri
    Year: 2020
    Prioritizing Human Security for the Global Justice: Case of Syrian Refugees in Germany
    ICSPS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-11-2019.2293515
Riana Mardila1,*, Ahmad Alfajri1
  • 1: Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
*Contact email: rmardila09@gmail.com

Abstract

As much as we believe that national and human security should be treated fairly and equally, there will be a time when one urgently should be the priority for the greater good. For instance is on the case of Syrian refugees in Germany as discussed in this paper. As we know refugee is a case of human insecurity yet their process of seeking the asylum can be a national threat that threatens one country’s (Germany in this case) national security.This essay aims to see the relation between national and human security and which one should be prioritized. To understand the issue, this article will explore Syrian refugee case in Germany after the Arab spring. It uses qualitative method-study of literature to do so. In the discussion, it will generate the differences and similarities between national and human security based on (1) security from what, (2) security for and by whom, (3) and how security will be provided. It will also reflect from the case of Syrian Refugees in Germany to see which security should be prioritized. I believe there are fundamental distinctions between national and human security. However, there is also a shift that creates some similarities or overlapping point between the two concepts. It agrees that both securities are equally important thus both need a balance and fair treatment. However, due to the context of Syrian refugees in Germany, this essay argues that human security should be the priority