2020

17 November - 7 December 2020

<p><strong>Including:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Frontex: Billion-euro border agency sues transparency activists</strong></li> <li><strong>Locked up and excluded: Informal and illegal detention in Spain, Greece, Italy and Germany</strong></li> <li><strong>European Parliament: compliance with migration control measures should be a condition for receiving EU development aid</strong></li> <li><strong>UK: Deadly crossings: nearly 300 border-related deaths in and around the English Channel since 1999</strong></li> <li><strong>Addicted to denial: Greek government dismisses official report documenting pushbacks to Turkey</strong></li> </ul>

27 October - 16 November 2020

<p>Including:</p> <ul> <li><strong>History repeats itself again as hundreds of people die in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic</strong></li> <li><strong>Greek authorities arrest father of 6-year-old who drowned off the coast of Samos</strong></li> <li><strong>EU: Tracking the Pact: European Commission presentation on "solidarity mechanisms"</strong></li> <li><strong>EU: Tracking the Pact: Presidency placing heavy emphasis on externalisation, deportations, border controls</strong></li> <li><strong>Pullback to Turkey organised by Greek official on German boat as part of Frontex operation</strong></li> </ul>

13-26 October 2020

<p>Including:</p> <ul> <li><strong>UK: Channel asylum seekers face "a Dover to Deportation pipeline" with no legal advice or support</strong></li> <li><strong>EU: Greece draws up requirements for member state militaries' role in border control</strong></li> <li><strong>EU: Tracking the Pact: Reinforced cooperation against migrant smuggling with Balkan and African "partners"</strong></li> <li><strong>EU: Frontex on cooperation with Libya: nothing to see here</strong></li> </ul>

29 September - 12 October 2020

<p>Including:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Greece: On Lesvos, migrants and their supporters continue to suffer at the hands of the authorities</strong></li> <li><strong>EU: Deportations to Afghanistan: member states want to simplify expulsion of "vulnerable groups"</strong></li> <li><strong>UK considers imitating Australia's brutal off-shoring of asylum seekers</strong></li> <li><strong>EU: Advice of Frontex Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights still falls on deaf ears</strong></li> <li><strong>EU: Tracking the Pact: Secret documents on reception conditions and qualification for international protection</strong></li> </ul>

25 August-28 September 2020

<p>Including:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Frontex: No human rights monitoring of 20% of flights; "standing corps" recruitment continues; revamped complaints mechanism shrouded in secrecy</strong></li> <li><strong>The new "pact" on migration and asylum - documentation, context and reactions</strong></li> <li><strong>Moria: Lack of support for those left without shelter; call for immediate evacuation</strong></li> <li><strong>EU: German Presidency: how can Frontex help deport unaccompanied children?</strong></li> </ul>

4-24 August 2020

<p>Including:</p> <ul> <li><strong>German naval deployments sit back and watch illegal deportations by the Greek authorities</strong></li> <li><strong>EU’s planned ‘deportation machine’: expensive, dangerous and lacking in transparency and accountability measures</strong></li> <li><strong>Spain introduces new Guardia Civil unit, reinforcing the militarisation of the southern border</strong></li> <li><strong>The legal battle to hold the EU to account for Libya migrant abuses</strong></li> <li><strong>After six long years, no justice for border deaths and pushbacks to Morocco from Spain</strong></li> </ul>

14 July-3 August 2020

<p>Including:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Court judgment confirms that Slovenia and Croatia committed "chain pushbacks"</strong></li> <li><strong>Pull-backs by the Libyan Coast Guard: complaint filed with UN Human Rights Committee</strong></li> <li><strong>Borders, budgets and beyond: LIBE report sheds light on Frontex’s priorities for implementing its new mandate</strong></li> <li><strong>EU support for "migration management" in the Western Balkans squarely focused on control measures</strong></li> <li><strong>Greece: New Legal Centre Lesvos report details collective expulsions in the Aegean Sea</strong></li> </ul>

30 June-13 July 2020

<p>Including:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Greece: Criminal charges pressed against the asylum seekers who arrived in Lesvos in March 2020</strong></li> <li><strong>State of emergency declared on Mediterranean rescue ship</strong></li> <li><strong>Denmark may return Syria refugees as Damascus area deemed '</strong><strong>safe'</strong></li> </ul>

9-29 June 2020

<ul> <li>Hundreds of NGOs and individuals call for the revocation of Libya's maritime search and rescue zone</li> <li>Remote control: the EU-Libya collaboration in mass interceptions of migrants in the Central Mediterranean</li> <li>Greece: Only 18 of 40 NGOs working in migrant and refugee centres apply for registration</li> <li>Digital technologies and borders: Joint submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism</li> <li>EU 'covered up' Croatia's failure to protect migrants from border brutality</li> </ul>

26 May-8 June 2020

<ul> <li>EU-Libya collaboration - pull-backs by remote control</li> <li>Hostility towards migrants and those working to support them continues as state policy on Lesvos</li> <li>Immediate action needed to disembark migrants held on ships off Malta's coast</li> <li>Analysis: Partial relief: migrant regularisations during the COVID-10 pandemic</li> </ul> <p> </p>

 

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