In June 2019 Eleven and Giappichelli published the volume Human Rights of Asylum Seekers in Italy and Hungary: Influence of International and EU Law on Domestic Actions (eds.: Balázs Majtényi and Gianfranco Tamburelli) in the frame of a joint project between the Institute for Legal Studies of the HAS Center for Social Sciences and the Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council of Italy. The edited book provides a unique, comparative analysis on how basic principles of refugee law and related legislation challenged after 2015, through reviewing Italian, Hungarian and European experiences. The analysis provides not only an assessment of Member State measures but also of the EU framework in general. This helps us understand how the responses to the arrival of asylum seekers in great numbers have transformed the project of European integration, through the interplay between the various actors both on the level of the EU, and domestically, within member states.