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An examination of ongoing pre-trial hearings for prisoners detained in Guantánamo Bay, who argue that any evidence obtained via torture should be excluded from legal proceedings.
The Council of the EU is moving towards the adoption of its next five-year set of strategic guidelines for justice and home affairs policies.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that German laws requiring the collection of identity data from users of pre-paid SIM cards do not breach the right to privacy.
The EU intends to increase its budget for border control by 207%, strengthening the security and arms industry and ignoring the protection of human rights.
The German police are seeking to upgrade their facial recognition software.
A new report criticises the Greek policy of automatically detaining asylum-seekers of certain nationalities.
The European Commission's work programme for the coming year includes a number of new measures in the field of justice and home affairs.
"The NGO rescue boat Sea-Watch says it does not receive any alerts of maritime distress from the EU's border agency Frontex, whenever the agency spots people in trouble in the Mediterranean."
A new report from Oxfam examining the diversion of development aid to migration control projects.
An overview of the relationship between the UK and the EU in criminal matters prior to Brexit; the situation during the transition period; and what may come afterwards.
A new report from Rights International Spain demonstrates the shortcomings in the Spanish government's implementation of its human rights commitments.
European money has poured into Niger in an attempt to reinforce state security authorities responsible for dealing with migrant smuggling. Some of the funds have gone towards high-tech surveillance equipment.
A new report compiled by Border Violence Monitoring Network.
Hein de Haas critically examines the argument that climate change will automatically lead to mass migration.
The European Union must stop the arbitrary incarceration of refugees and migrants
The government's proposal for "an Australian points-based system" for immigration has received a lukewarm reception from the Migration Advisory Committee.
A significant judgment from the UK Court of Appeal upholds the rights of Romany and Traveller communities to maintain their way of life.
"More than 800 Tunisian migrants have been detained in the Spanish enclave of Melilla for more than 5 months, Tunesian NGO Ftdes claims."
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