Category Archives: Blogs

(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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Detention of African Asylum Seekers: Welcome to Round Three

Publication by a member of the Interest Group: Ruvi Ziegler 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 Court held the ‘Law … Continue reading

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Reflaw.org, a new online forum in refugee law

The University of Michigan has published a new online forum offering critical analysis on important new cases, legislation, and emerging issues in refugee law. Reflaw.org publishes both longer articles analyzing the implications of law or policy, as well as shorter notes on global … Continue reading

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Migrants’ voting at the local level is a human right

publication by a member of the Interest Group by Nikolaos Sitaropoulos According to a recent study, only 15 of the 28 EU member states allow categories of resident migrants (‘third country nationals’) to participate in local elections. Four of these states … Continue reading

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Olympic Games turned Blame Games: Responsibility for Abuse of Migrant Workers in Sochi

blogpost by Isabelle Swerissen, chairperson of the Interest Group The 2014 Winter Olympics are in full swing. The games, which take place in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, should have been a prestige project of huge importance for … Continue reading

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Judicial Review of Migrant Detention in Europe

Blog Nikolaos Sitaropoulos, a member of this Interest Group, wrote an case analysis on the Suso Musa v. Malta case, a case before the European Court of Human Rights that dealt with the violation of Article 5(4) of the ECHR, … Continue reading

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The Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment no. 4) Bill: A malevolent response to the Israeli Supreme Court judgment

Blogpost – by Dr. Reuven Ziegler On 16 September, 2013, the Israeli Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice (HCJ), handed down a unanimous judgment quashing the 2012 Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment no. 3)  mandating lengthy detention of asylum … Continue reading

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Blogpost – On smuggling, border control and migration

Smuggling is a reaction to border controls, not the cause of migration by Hein de Haas (post copied from his blog) The disaster of the sinking of a boat on 3 October off the coast of Lampedusa, which cost the … Continue reading

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Blogpost – On the Israeli Supreme Court Judgment

Quashing Legislation Mandating Lengthy Detention of Asylum-Seekers: A Resolute Yet Cautious Israeli Supreme Court Judgment by Dr. Reuven Ziegler On 16 September, 2013, the Israeli Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice, handed down a unanimous judgment quashing … Continue reading

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