Immigration and Asylum

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
¿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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Modern Slavery Bill – A Brief Review

Modern Slavery Bill – A Brief Review

How does it happen? The fire brigade is called to a fire in a terraced house. When the firemen arrive the doors and
Transnational Human Rights Advocacy as the Contemporary Anti-Hegemon: Human Rights Implications for the BDS Movement

Transnational Human Rights Advocacy as the Contemporary Anti-Hegemon: Human Rights Implications for the BDS Movement

Critics have characterised the status of close to four million Palestinian refugees as "nothing short of heinous", ...
The Unified Screening Mechanism: Hong Kong to Assess Refugee Claims Alongside Torture Claims

The Unified Screening Mechanism: Hong Kong to Assess Refugee Claims Alongside Torture Claims

The UNHCR previously had the role of assessing and determining refugee claims (“persecution claims”) in Hong Kong ...

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