In 2015, over a million refugees fled to Europe seeking to escape the human suffering, brutal violence, and persecution that transpired within their troubled nations. Desperate and imperiled, hundreds of thousands of victims risk their lives on long treacherous journeys seeking asylum. The influx of refugees has provoked Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II, as the European Union (EU) struggles to find a solution to its growing problem. Many countries are overwhelmed by the influx of migrants, as they are already dealing with their own domestic issues. Refugee protection has come under threat. Governments hosting refugees have enforced policies that neglect the rights and protection of these stateless people. As governments withhold jurisdiction and access to refugee rights under international law, asylum seekers are deprived of their basic human rights. This research project explores the social, political and legal obstacles refugees are confronted with as they seek refuge.