March


27 March 2019

The new issue of Race and Class from the Institute of Race Relations contains a seminal lead article: "Digital colonialism: US empire and the new imperialism in the Global South" by Michael Kwet:

"This article proposes a conceptual framework of how the United States is reinventing colonialism in the Global South through the domination of digital technology.."

27 March 2019

Last Breath of Operation Sophia Should Push Coalition of the Willing

"The main focus of the Mission, and that which will continue, is “destroying the smugglers’ business model”, that weaselly expression which covers so much..."

27 March 2019

Citizens of Somewhere Else? EU citizenship and loss of Member State nationality

"Member States’ rules on the acquisition or loss of nationality are in principle a national competence.."

27 March 2019

Border Violence Monitoring

"A project documenting illegal push-backs and police violence inflicted by EU member state authorities, mainly on the borders of Serbia/Croatia, Serbia/Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia."

26 March 2019

How a Serbian war criminal became an icon of white nationalism

"Throughout the 1990s, men like Radovan Karadzic, the Serbian politician and convicted war criminal who faces final sentencing at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia today, and Slobodan Milosevic would briefly appear on the American evening news.

26 March 2019

UK: Majority of immigration removals called off amid concerns thousands of people wrongly targeted

"More than half of deportations from the UK are called off, The Independent can reveal – raising concerns that thousands of people are being unfairly targeted for forcible removal..."

26 March 2019

UK: Duncan Lewis’ challenge to £1 per hour wages for immigration detainees dismissed by High Court: to appeal in pursuit of fair pay:

"Mr Justice Murray, in the High Court, has on 26 March 2019 dismissed our clients’ Judicial Review claims challenging the decision of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to pay immigration detainees £1 per hour for work carried out while in detention..."

26 March 2019

Study: Sexual torture widespread for migrants seeking Europe

"Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey and especially in Libya, with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to a study based on dozens of interviews with aid workers and migrants.."

26 March 2019

EU: Press Release: Censorship machine takes over EU’s internet

"Today, on 26 March, the European Parliament voted in favour of adopting controversial upload filters (Article 13/17) as part of the copyright Directive. This vote comes after what was an intense campaign for human rights activists, with millions of signatures, calls, tweets and emails from concerned individuals, as well as Europe-wide protests..."

26 March 2019

Germany eligible to deport refugees to EU countries with poor living conditions

"Berlin is within its rights to deport asylum-seekers to other countries in the bloc, even if they'll encounter poor living conditions there, according to the EU's highest court.."

26 March 2019

I spy: How Android phones keep tabs on our every move

"A study by two Spanish academics reveals the scope and lack of control over pre-installed apps.

26 March 2019

European Network Against Arms Trade: PRESS RELEASE:

"Yesterday the Industry & Research Committee (ITRE) of the European parliament (EP) adopted the provisional agreement reached with the EU Council on a European Defence Fund for 2021-2027..."

25 March 2019

EU foreign policy normalises totalitarianism in the Middle East

"Recent summit in Egypt highlights the hypocrisy of EU discourse on democracy and human rights,."

25 March 2019

A look back at the European Migrant Smuggling Centre activities in 2018- Same routes, new dangers as the EU continues to be a target for migrant smugglers and human trafficker:

"At times of reduced migration flows at EU external borders, the facilitation of illegal immigration within the EU poses a particular growing challenge.."

25 March 2019

EU: Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (19-25.3.19)

EU: Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe

25 March 2019

EU: "Policing in a Connected World": Council looks to help police deal with "Novel Actionable Information"

A recent document produced by the Romanian Presidency of the Council takes up the issue of "Policing in a Connected World" and calls for the establishment of new networks and tools so that police forces across the EU can better make use of the "Novel Actionable Information" generated by the "explosion in the number of digital devices used, each generating more data, more diverse and complex types of data, and connections between data."

23 March 2019

EU-HUNGARY: Systemic Error – On Hungary’s Extension of European Voting Rights to Non-Resident Citizens

"Last December, the Hungarian legislator adopted a rule that allows non-EU-resident Hungarian citizens to vote at the European Parliament elections..."

23 March 2019

UK: House of Commons Library briefing: Brexit: contingency planning and powers

"Media reports have speculated on whether the Government might be preparing to use its emergency powers conferred by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to manage various problems commentators have suggested may emerge after Brexit, particularly if there is no deal.

23 March 2019

NETHERLANDS: Dutch populist wins provincial elections after Utrecht attack

"An upstart populist party shocked the Dutch political establishment by winning the most votes in provincial elections after a preliminary count in the early hours of Thursday, boosted by a possible terrorist attack this week in the city of Utrecht.."

 

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