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High Time for Europe to Offer Temporary Protection to Refugees from Syria?

High Time for Europe to Offer Temporary Protection to Refugees from Syria?

Approximately 3 million people have fled Syria due to the armed conflict. About 96% of the refugees remain in ...
The Missing Human Rights Impact Assessment of European Union Free Trade Agreements

The Missing Human Rights Impact Assessment of European Union Free Trade Agreements

The European Union is pursuing a proactive policy to conclude free trade agreements with numerous countries around ...
Will Australia learn from the EU’s mistakes on data retention?

Will Australia learn from the EU’s mistakes on data retention?

Police officers, anti-terrorism officials and politicians all tell us that we need data retention laws, especially ...
Europol and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Europol and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

On Tuesday 24th June the Human Trafficking Discussion Group (under the umbrella of the Oxford Migration Studies ...
Migrants’ Voting at the Local Level is a Human Right

Migrants’ Voting at the Local Level is a Human Right

According to a recent study, only 15 of the 28 EU member states allow categories of resident migrants (‘third ...
What Has the European Union Ever Done for Women?

What Has the European Union Ever Done for Women?

As the 2014 European elections are approaching this is an appropriate time to pause and reflect on what the ...
Bridging The Divide? Integrating the Functions of National Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions in the EU

Bridging The Divide? Integrating the Functions of National Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions in the EU

National equality bodies (NEBs) and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) play important roles in promoting ...
Solidarity, fair sharing of responsibility, and refugee protection in the EU

Solidarity, fair sharing of responsibility, and refugee protection in the EU

Article 80 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) requires that asylum policies of the ...

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