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A Welsh man is facing an extradition hearing in Ireland after the British authorities made their first post-Brexit extradition request to the country.
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights says keeping more than 400 people detained on private ships outside of Malta's territorial waters is "unsustainable and requires immediate action".
"Having been expelled from Algeria, Alfa Jafo has spent the last few months working in the kitchen at a restaurant in the historic city of Agadez in Niger, a launchpad for irregular migration in the Sahel."
Tim Berners-Lee argues that argues that access to the internet and the web must become a reality for all.
An analysis by Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas looks at how the surveillance-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic affect "law, rights, trust and citizenship."
Lesvos Legal Centre documents some of the ways in which hostility is embedded into everyday life on the island of Lesvos.
An article in DW examines racism in the German policing and criminal justice systems.
As part of the EU's 'interoperability' initiative that will interconnect a host of policing, migration and judicial cooperation databases, a new contract to build the 'shared Biometric Matching System' (sBMS) has just been signed.
A round-up of protests in the UK and Europe, by the Institute of Race Relations.
Thousands of people have attended protests in cities and towns across the UK in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, USA.
Data on the policing powers exercised under the pandemic lockdown show that black and ethnic minority people are 56% more likely to be fined than white people. Rights groups are calling for change.
The Commission encourages Member States not to consider as illegal stay in the EU the periods of stay of third-country nationals in a Member State caused by Covid-related measures
"We need to ask ourselves why Malta still operates migration through management-by-crisis, without long-term vision or contingency plans for emergencies and instead chooses to use human lives as pawns in a bid to find a solution to a global crisis"
There were around 41,000 politically-motivated crimes in Germany in 2019, a rise of about 14% on the previous year. Over half were carried out by right-wing individuals or groups.
The EU is open to a Brexit delay of up to two years, the bloc's chief negotiator has informed all UK political parties but the government Conservative Party.
The European Commission has condemned a UK action plan to remedy its mismanagement and misuse of the Schengen Information System as "not adequate... mainly because the implementation timelines of at least 10 of the recommendations are very lengthy and cannot be considered acceptable."
A report from Eurojust, the EU's judicial cooperation agency, highlights the increasing use of "cumulative" charges against foreign terrorist fighters.
The pandemic is taking its toll upon the criminal justice system in EU member states, according to the CCBE.
A note from the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) and the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.
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