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Pushing Migrants Back to Libya, Persecuting Rescue NGOs: The End of the Humanitarian Turn (Part II)

Guest post by Paolo Cuttitta, Researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His most recent articles focus on humanitarianism and human rights, as well as on search and rescue NGOs, at the Central Mediterranean EU border. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Italien / Malta, Nordafrika, Europäische Union, Europa, Weltweit

Pushing Migrants Back to Libya, Persecuting Rescue NGOs: The End of the Humanitarian Turn (Part I)

Guest post by Paolo Cuttitta, Researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His most recent articles focus on humanitarianism and human rights, as well as on search and rescue NGOs, at the Central Mediterranean EU border. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Italien / Malta, Nordafrika, Europäische Union, Europa, Weltweit

Lybia's dark web of collusions

In the last few years, hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants have braved the journey across Africa to Libya. Some have always intended to remain there, others have done so with the dream of reaching Europe. Nearly half a million have made the crossing in the last three years; over 10,000 have died in the attempt. A further half a million, maybe more, are currently stranded in Libya. Amnesty International has investigated the horrific abuses they face and the complex web of responsibility for their plight. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Nordafrika, Europäische Union, Europa

Detaillierter Bericht zeigt, wie unsicher Afghanistan ist

Das Europäische Unterstützungsbüros für Asylfragen (European Asylum Support Office, EASO) hat Erkenntnisse aus verschiedensten Quellen zusammengestellt. Der Bericht liefert vor allem ausführliche Informationen zur Situation in allen Provinzen Afghanistans. Wir haben das englische Original aus dem Dezember 2017 übersetzt. read more

Language(s): Deutsch / German
Region(s): Mittlerer Osten, Europäische Union, Europa, Asien, Weltweit

Human trafficking along the central mediterrenean

Data, stories and information collected by the International Organisation of Migration read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Italien / Malta, Nordafrika, Europäische Union, Europa, Afrika, Weltweit

Asylgeschäftsbericht 03/2018

Hier erhalten Sie einen Bericht zur Asylgeschäftsstatistik des Bundesamts für Migration und Flüchtlinge. Er wird monatlich aktualisiert und enthält Informationen zu den gestellten Asylanträgen, den Entscheidungen sowie aktuellen Entwicklungen im Asylbereich. read more

Language(s): Deutsch / German
Region(s): Deutschland, Europäische Union, Europa, Weltweit

Global Compact on Refugees: Establishing Effective Mechanisms for Responsibility-Sharing

This Refugees International issue brief examines the current process to draft and adopt a Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). Since releasing an initial draft of the Compact in January, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has convened three rounds of formal consultations in Geneva among UN member states. Three additional rounds are scheduled before the text is to be finalized in advance of the UN General Assembly in September 2018. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Weltweit

Aktuelle Zahlen zu Asyl (03/2018)

Diese Publikation enthält monatlich aktualisierte Daten zu ausgewählten Themen des Bereichs Asyl. Neben der monatlichen und jährlichen Entwicklung der Asylanträge und der Entscheidungen des Bundesamtes über Asylanträge werden auch die im Rahmen des Dublin-Verfahrens gestellten Übernahmeersuchen dargestellt. read more

Language(s): Deutsch / German
Region(s): Deutschland, Europäische Union, Europa

Asylum systems in 2017: Overview of developments from selected European countries

This briefing provides a short overview of major developments relating to asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection across the countries covered by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA). read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Europäische Union, Europa, Weltweit

Asylum Seekers in Samos: An Unreasonable Reality

The restriction of movement of displaced people lies at the heart of the intersection between criminalisation and immigration/asylum. Penal-like measures applied on Greek islands perpetuate the idea of ‘dangerous foreigners’, leading to the de facto criminalisation of asylum seekers. Stavros E. Papageorgopoulos, a Lawyer working for the Greek Council of Refugees provides insight into the pracitce of detaining asylum seekers in Greece in view of the EU-Turkey Statement and the European ‘hotspot approach’. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei, Europäische Union

General legal considerations: search-and-rescue operations involving refugees and migrants at sea

This note sets out a number of legal considerations relevant to search-and-rescue (SAR) operations involving refugees and migrants at sea, including issues arising in the context of cooperation between the range of actors involved in SAR responses
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Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Weltweit

UNHCR report: Desperate Journeys - January 2017 to March 2018

This report provides a brief overview of trends of movements by refugees and migrants to and through Europe in 2017, highlights some of the key protection challenges associated with these desperate journeys and concludes with recommendations. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Europäische Union, Europa, Weltweit

Bundesdeutsche Flüchtlingspolitik und ihre tödlichen Folgen

Die Antirassistische Initiative e.V. gibt seit über 20 Jahren die umfassende Dokumentation "Bundesdeutsche Flüchtlingspolitik und ihre tödlichen Folgen" heraus. Diese ist ein Spiegelbild menschenverachtender Lebensbedingungen, denen Asylbewerber_innen und Menschen ohne Papiere in Deutschland ausgesetzt sind. read more

Language(s): Deutsch / German
Region(s): Deutschland

Appeal: CRIMINALISATION OF SOLIDARITY, RIGHT TO ESCAPE, SOLIDARITY CITIES

Crimes of solidarity: such an expression appears as a contradiction in terms, a real oxymoron. Nevertheless, it conveys very well the meaning at the heart of a two-fold conflict, which sees, on the one hand, the criminalisation of European citizens who are mobilising in support of migrants in transit and, on the other, the strengthening of solidarity practices and networks in border areas and in many urban centres. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Frankreich, Italien / Malta

Abuse Behind Bars: Arbitrary and unlawful detention in Libya

Armed groups across Libya, including those affiliated with the State, hold thousands of men,
women and children in prolonged arbitrary and unlawful detention, and subject them to torture and
other human rights violations and abuses. Victims have little or no recourse to judicial remedy or
reparations, while members of armed groups enjoy total impunity. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Afrika

Rapporto Annuale 2018: attività e servizi del Centro Astalli

L’Associazione Centro Astalli è la sede italiana del Servizio dei Gesuiti per i Rifugiati-JRS. Da oltre 35 anni è impegnata in attività e servizi che hanno l’obiettivo di accompagnare, servire e difendere i diritti di chi arriva in Italia in fuga da guerre e violenze, non di rado anche dalla tortura. Il Centro Astalli si impegna inoltre a far conoscere all’opinione pubblica chi sono i rifugiati, la loro storia e i motivi che li hanno portati fin qui. read more

Language(s): Italienisch / Italiano
Region(s): Italien / Malta, Europäische Union, Europa, Weltweit

Report on Conditions on Lesvos

Two years after the signing of the EU-Turkey agreement, the devastating effects of the deal continue to bear on the island of Lesvos, where winter has brought ongoing misery and aggravated tensions. Borderline-europe reports. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei, Europäische Union

Jugend Rettet: Neuigkeiten zum Fall Iuventa

Liebe Unterstützer*Innen,
Während wir euch in unserem letzten Newsletter noch ein schönes neues Jahr gewünscht haben, wollen wir euch heute mit aktuellen, neuen News versorgen. Auch wenn der Fall um die Iuventa uns einige Kraft raubt, geben wir nicht auf und wollen weiter machen. Wir schauen nach vorne und geben jeden Tag unser Bestes, um sowohl politisch als auch operativ das Sterben an den Außengrenzen zu beenden.
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Language(s): Deutsch / German
Region(s): Italien / Malta, Deutschland, Europäische Union, Europa

Fourth Report on Illegal Pushbacks of Refugees from the Republic of Croatia in the period from June 2017 to February 2018

Despite harsh criticism from the international community, violence and illegal pushbacks of the croation police against refugees continues. A report from Are You Syrious, No name kitchen, the Center for Peace Studies and the Welcome Initiative. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Balkanstaaten

Paper: Human Rights Abuse on the Polish-Belarus Border

The question of how to handle forced migration has been in the focus of the media since the autumn of 2015. The issue has led to discussions in every part of society and the political responses were the EU-Turkey deal, sealing the borders of the Balkan route and partnerships with Libya to decrease the number of refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Even though the topic received a lot of attention, there is one border which is forgotten: the east side of the Schengen Area, the Polish-Belarussian border. The lack of attention is assumed to be caused by the relatively low number of refugees trying to cross it, even though that does not make it less severe for those affected. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Osteuropa

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