21 January-3 February 2020

  • EU aid increasingly taken hostage by migration politics
  • New yearly report on torture of asylum seekers by Croatian authorities at EU external borders
  • Death of a ten-year-old child in Roissy: another victim of European migration policies?
  • Italy guilty of refoulements in 2009 handover of Eritrean shipwreck survivors to Libya

03 February 2020

EU: New Council "strategic guidelines" frame the next five years of EU justice and home affairs policy

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.

03 February 2020

Greece: Nationality-based Detention in the Moria Refugee Camp

A new report criticises the Greek policy of automatically detaining asylum-seekers of certain nationalities.

03 February 2020

NGO rescue boats do not receive Frontex alerts

"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."

03 February 2020

EU aid increasingly taken hostage by migration politics

A new report from Oxfam examining the diversion of development aid to migration control projects.

03 February 2020

Niger: The European chase for Saharan smugglers

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.

03 February 2020

New yearly report on torture of asylum seekers by Croatian authorities at EU external border

A new report compiled by Border Violence Monitoring Network.

03 February 2020

Climate refugees: The fabrication of a migration threat

Hein de Haas critically examines the argument that climate change will automatically lead to mass migration.

29 January 2020

800 migrants detained in Spain in poor conditions, says NGO

"More than 800 Tunisian migrants have been detained in the Spanish enclave of Melilla for more than 5 months, Tunesian NGO Ftdes claims."

29 January 2020

EASO operations in Greece to expand significantly

A new agreement has been signed between Greece and the European Asylum Support Office.

28 January 2020

France: Death of a ten-year-old child in Roissy: another victim of European migration policies?

Statement originally published by by Anafé (Association Nationale d'Assistance aux Frontières pour les étrangers) on 8 January 2020.

28 January 2020

About the plan to create a reception centre in Bir El Fatnassiya for asylum seekers who flee the degradation of the security situation in Libya

Statement originally published by the Forum Tunisien pour les Droits Economiques et Sociaux on 7 January 2020.

28 January 2020

More than 150 migrants rescued by Open Arms, 400 others to disembark in Italy

"The humanitarian rescue vessel Open Arms picked up 158 migrants in two rescue operations off the coast of Libya overnight. Since Thursday, three NGO ships have rescued nearly 640 people. Over 400 migrants on board the Ocean Viking will be allowed to disembark in Taranto, Italy."

27 January 2020

Eritrean asylum seekers hold protest in Slovenia over asylum process, rejected applications

"A group of Eritrean asylum seekers have held a protest in Slovenia against asylum request procedures, which the community sees as unfair. They also demonstrated against the rejection of five asylum claims filed by Eritreans."

27 January 2020

Historic UN Human Rights case opens door to climate change asylum claims

In a case concerning an asylum application in New Zealand by a man from Kiribati, the UN Human Rights Committee has ruled that "countries may not deport individuals who face climate change-induced conditions that violate the right to life."

23 January 2020

Italy: Giving names to victims — deaths in Italian deportation centres

An article by Are You Syrious looking at the 29 deaths in Italian migrant detention centres since 1998, following the death of Vakhtang Enukidze on 18 January.

23 January 2020

Greece: January 2020 Report on Rights Violations and Resistance in Lesvos

The latest update from Lesvos Legal Centre on the situation on the island of Lesvos, where over 21,000 asylum seekers and refugees are living in appalling conditions.

23 January 2020

EU: MONITORYOU: the MilliONs beIng spenT by the eu on develOping surveillance tech to taRget YOU

Privacy International have outlined some of the most dubious of the EU's security research projects, which receive millions of euros to develop new, intrusive forms of surveillance and tracking technology.

Statewatch Analysis: Italy guilty of refoulements in 2009 handover of Eritrean shipwreck survivors to Libya

An Italian court has ruled that the country’s Cabinet presidency and defence ministry were responsible for the refoulement of 14 Eritrean nationals in July 2009, when a warship rescued some 80 people and took them back to Libya, ignoring requests for international protection.

 

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