Immigration and Asylum

The Death Penalty for Foreign Nationals and Migrant Workers

The Death Penalty for Foreign Nationals and Migrant Workers

On 16th and 17th June, 2015, a group of experts met in Geneva to address the issue of foreign nationals, including migrant workers, facing the death penalty abroad. The meeting...
An Unwelcoming Place – The Mistreatment of African Immigrants by the South African State

An Unwelcoming Place – The Mistreatment of African Immigrants by the South African State

In recent months, several South African neighbourhoods have erupted in a spate of xenophobic violence. This is not the first time that sections of South African society have violently turned...
The Legality of the Detained Appeal Process: Detention Action v First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2015]

The Legality of the Detained Appeal Process: Detention Action v First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2015]

The case concerns a challenge, brought by Detention Action in the High Court of England and Wales (and the latest in a series of challenges), to the legality of the...
Legal Obstacles to an 'Australian solution' for Migrants in the Mediterranean

Legal Obstacles to an 'Australian solution' for Migrants in the Mediterranean

Unconvincing EU commitment over the past month and increased number of migrants sparked a far–right round of calls in Europe for drastic action to tackle the massive influx of migrants...
Saving Lives in the Mediterranean: One More Missed Opportunity

Saving Lives in the Mediterranean: One More Missed Opportunity

“The European Union cannot accept that thousands of people die at its borders”. These were the words of the President of the European Commission in Lampedusa, in October 2013. On...
Drowning refugees, migrants, and shame at sea: The EU response: Part II

Drowning refugees, migrants, and shame at sea: The EU response: Part II

In our previous post we highlighted how the Statement of the European Council in response to the crisis situation after the death of more than 750 people in the Mediterranean...
Drowning Refugees, Migrants, and Shame at Sea: The EU’s Response: Part I

Drowning Refugees, Migrants, and Shame at Sea: The EU’s Response: Part I

At the special meeting of the European Council, on 23 April 2015, EU leaders agreed four priority areas of actions the Member States and the EU institutions can take together...
Europe and the Mediterranean

Europe and the Mediterranean

Thirty years ago we knew that there was a demographic and economic crisis on the horizon. We knew, because the International Labour Organization and the UN Fund for Population Activities...
¿Hacia la abolición de la detención de niños por motivos migratorios?

¿Hacia la abolición de la detención de niños por motivos migratorios?

En su reciente Opinión Consultiva 21/14, la Corte IDH adopta una postura firme contra la detención de los niños por motivos migratorios, empleando un novedoso enfoque respecto a la privación...
Towards the abolition of the detention of immigrant children?

Towards the abolition of the detention of immigrant children?

In its recent Advisory Opinion 21/14, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) adopts a firm position against the detention of children during immigration proceedings, employing a novel approach to...
What Traffickers Know that the Court of Appeal Does Not

What Traffickers Know that the Court of Appeal Does Not

In Reyes and Suryadi v Al-Malki [2015] EWCA Civ 32 and Benkharbouche and Janah v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan and Libya [2015] EWCA Civ 33 the Court of...
Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three

Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three

In a previous post, I analysed the Israeli High Court of Justice’s (HCJ) judgment in Gebrselassie v. Knesset et al (partial summary of the judgment in English), in which the...

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