Immigration and asylum in Europe

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>

12-25 May 2020

<ul> <li>New analysis: reinforcement of Frontex runs into legal problems</li> <li>Greece: Tents at Sea: How Greek Officials Use Rescue Equipment for Illegal Deportations</li> <li>EU-Turkey: 369 Syrians deported to Turkey through EU fund for refugees</li> <li>Hungary: No more transit zones, now asylum seekers will have to apply abroad</li> <li>Risk of repression: New rules on civil society supporting refugees and migrants in Greece</li> </ul> <p> </p>

21 April-11 May 2020

<ul> <li>Council considers action on "non-removable" irregular migrants</li> <li>Analysis: Rights denied during Greek asylum procedure suspension</li> <li>Refugees and European human rights law: Expelled from Humanity</li> <li>Analysis: As the fiction of a Libyan search and rescue zone begins to crumble, EU states use the coronavirus pandemic to declare themselves unsafe</li> <li>Leaving people behind - Proposals for the reorganisation of the Common European Asylum System</li> </ul>


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