Proceedings of the conference “Externalisation of borders: detention practices and denial of the right to asylum”

The event, organized by ASGI in the framework of the projects Sciabaca and Oruka, was held in Lagos, Nigeria from 25 to 27 February 2020.


"In order to strengthen the network among the organizations already engaged in strategic actions against the outsourcing policies implemented by Italy and Europe, during the work of the conference were addressed the issues of the impact of European and Italian policies and regulations, as well as bilateral agreements between European and African countries. Particular attention was given to the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings and detention policies for migrants and asylum seekers."

See: Proceedings of the conference “Externalisation of borders: detention practices and denial of the right to asylum” (ASGI, link)

The conference covered:

  • PANEL I – BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN AFRICAN AND EU MEMBER STATES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES ON DETENTION
  • PANEL II – THE PHENOMENON OF TRAFFICKING AND THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM
  • PANEL III – THE RISKS ARISING FROM THE REFOULEMENT OF TRAFFICKED PERSONS, MEMBER STATES’ RESPONSIBILITIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
  • PANEL IV – LIBERTÀ DI MOVIMENTO

The final panel includes 'Identification of African citizens in transit to the European Union: functioning of data collection and privacy' by Jane Kilpatrick (Statewatch). See the presentation in: English, Italian, French (pdfs)

 

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