Category Archives: Blogs

Blog by IG member: Kinshasa Flooding & the UN Development Goals: State & Corporate Responsibilities

by Tom Syring (Originally posted on the webpage of the American Society of International Law) March 22, 2017 marks the 24th annual World Water Day [1] – an appropriate occasion to reflect upon the connection between environmental pollution, general health … Continue reading

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Blog: Ill-Treatment of Migrants in Greek Law Enforcement – Are the Strasbourg Court Judgments the Tip of the Iceberg?

By Nikolaos Sitaropoulos This blog was originally posted on the Blog of Border Criminologies, Oxford University. A number of reports by international human rights organisations, like CPT and Amnesty International, have recorded  numerous cases of ill-treatment, including torture, suffered by … Continue reading

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Blog: An African Protocol on Mass-Influx of Refugees

by Cristiano D’Orsi This blog was originally posted on the International Refugee Law Interest Group Blog (IRLIG) on the American Society of International Law (ASIL) website. According to a 2004 Conclusion (No. 100) adopted by the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the … Continue reading

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Blog: Why hasn’t the rise of new media transformed refugee status determination?

by Rosamary Byrne this blog was originately posted at Oxford University Press Blog Information now moves at a much greater speed than migrants. In earlier eras, the arrival of refugees in flight was often the first indication that grave human … Continue reading

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Registering Humanity: The EU’s Plan to Halt Citizen-led Response to the Migration Crisis

Reposted from Border Criminologies, University of Oxford (Faculty of Law) by Mariani Gkliati, member of the Interest Group Civil society has always been the first responder to humanitarian emergencies. For decades, fishermen, lawyers, and people living in the southern European … Continue reading

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Blogpost: an a State Refuse Migrant Family Allowances Due to Irregular Reunification?

Publication by a member of the Interest Group by Nikolaos Sitaropoulos In Osungu and Lokongo v. France (delivered on 8/9/2015), the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) rejected as “manifestly ill-founded” two applications submitted by Congolese regular migrants. The proceedings concerned the French authorities’ … Continue reading

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New blog: on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy

A new blog has been launched on the EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy. The mission of this blog is to provide a critical analysis of recent developments in the immigration and asylum law and policy of the European … Continue reading

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Blog symposium by the IG on EJIL:Talk!

It is with great pleasure that the ESIL Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law, in close cooperation with EJIL:Talk!, launches its first blog symposium, which will run on EJIL:Talk! this week. The blog symposium focuses on the idea that, despite the normalcy … Continue reading

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(Ab)normality of international migration law: normative and structural asymmetries and contradictions

Blogpost by a member of our Interest Group by Tamás Molnár International migration law (hereinafter: IML) is a multi-layered body of law. It is composed of an ever-growing number of norms relating to various branches of international law such as … Continue reading

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Judicial Review of Migrant Detention in Europe: In Search of Effectiveness and Speediness

Nikolaos Sitaropoulos has written a blog about the judicial review of migrant detention in Europe. He writes: “Detention has been highlighted in recent years by a number of international and non-governmental organisations as an ineffective and inefficient tool of migration control employed by … Continue reading

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