Immigration and Asylum

Has the Council of the EU’s Decision on Relocation of Refugees Given Adequate Effect to the Commission’s Proposals?

Has the Council of the EU’s Decision on Relocation of Refugees Given Adequate Effect to the Commission’s Proposals?

My previous post analysed some of the immediate and long-term responses to the escalating refugee crisis in Europe ...
Dios, No Patrias, Libertad: The Dominican Republic’s Unfolding Human Rights Crisis

Dios, No Patrias, Libertad: The Dominican Republic’s Unfolding Human Rights Crisis

The Dominican Republic’s (DR) motto proudly proclaims “Dios, Patrias, Libertad”—“God, Country, Freedom.” Yet, ...
External Processing of Refugee Claims: Problem or Part of the Solution? The Australian Experience

External Processing of Refugee Claims: Problem or Part of the Solution? The Australian Experience

European countries have expressed an interest in external processing of asylum claims, which would involve ...
Hungary’s Actions: Past the Borderline of International Law

Hungary’s Actions: Past the Borderline of International Law

As the European refugee ‘crisis’ worsens, the Hungarian government is resorting to more extreme border control ...
Are the EU Commission’s Latest Proposals Sufficient to Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Are the EU Commission’s Latest Proposals Sufficient to Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Both the ‘European family’ and the ‘European fabric’ has laid itself bare in the face of an apparently ...
The European Union’s Search for Unity as the Refugee Crisis Continues

The European Union’s Search for Unity as the Refugee Crisis Continues

Ongoing violence and war in the countries of the Middle East and Africa has led thousands of refugees to leave ...
The Mass Flight of Syrian Refugees: What are the Legal Obligations of States?

The Mass Flight of Syrian Refugees: What are the Legal Obligations of States?

More than four million refugees have fled Syria since 2011. Most of them have sought refuge in neighbouring ...
Zero-Tolerance for Severe Forms of Labour Exploitation in the UK

Zero-Tolerance for Severe Forms of Labour Exploitation in the UK

In June 2015, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published the results of research conducted in 21 European
The Seafood Industry and Its Sustainability Challenge – Why the Government of Thailand and Global Retailers Will Work Towards Sustainability and Human Rights

The Seafood Industry and Its Sustainability Challenge – Why the Government of Thailand and Global Retailers Will Work Towards Sustainability and Human Rights

A recent investigation from the Guardian has revealed how Rohingya migrants fleeing Burma to reach Malaysia are ...
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 ...
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 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 ...

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