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27 May 2020

EU: Increase in cumulative charges for terrorism and war crimes

A report from Eurojust, the EU's judicial cooperation agency, highlights the increasing use of "cumulative" charges against foreign terrorist fighters.

27 May 2020

COVID-19 and the justice system in Europe: lawyers' association sounds the alarm

The pandemic is taking its toll upon the criminal justice system in EU member states, according to the CCBE.

26 May 2020

UN joint guidance on ensuring migrants' rights during the COVID-19 pandemic

A note from the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) and the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.

26 May 2020

The dismal UK Home Office response to coronavirus: the wider picture

"We've learned that closeness does not mean contact, so I hope that this can count as a Letter from Afar even if afar seems a strangely 19th-century way of talking about the distance between Newport and Bristol. I wanted to share with you some of my reflections on the UK Home Offices response to coronavirus and what it means for migrants and asylum seekers.

26 May 2020

Racial discrimination in education and EU equality law

A report by the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination.

25 May 2020

First victory against French police drones

French rights group La Quadrature du Net have won a court case against the Parisian police's use of drones to try to enforce the coronavirus lockdown.

22 May 2020

UK: BAME people fined more than white population under coronavirus laws

An investigation has found that racial disparities in the application of laws to enforce the coronavirus lockdown.

20 May 2020

Greece: Tents at Sea: How Greek Officials Use Rescue Equipment for Illegal Deportations

An exposé of the Greek authorities' use of rescue tents to leave refugees floating at sea after interception.

20 May 2020

Hungary: No more transit zones, now asylum seekers will have to apply abroad

The Hungarian authorities have responded to a CJEU ruling declaring that the detention of asylum-seekers in 'transit zones' was illegal by announcing a plan to enforce all asylum-seekers to present their requests from protection at Hungarian consulates.

 

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