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Call for papers: alleged criminal asylum-seekers and other migrants

25-26 January 2016 Hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) This international conference initiates reflection on the emerging public policy challenge of excluded asylum-seekers and other migrants … Continue reading

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Call for papers: Undesirable and Unreturnable

On 25-26 January 2016, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, will host an international conference entitled ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable? Policy challenges around excluded asylum-seekers and other migrants suspected of serious criminality but who cannot be removed’. This international conference initiates reflection … 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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New report by UNHCR: do not return asylum-seekers to Greece

Over the last two years Greece and neighbouring Mediterranean states have been experiencing an increase in the number of refugees and migrants arriving by sea, many seeking to move on to other EU states. In 2014, around 43,500 refugees and … Continue reading

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Report by HRW: Migrants and asylum-seekers abused in France

Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police, according to Human Rights Watch. The abuses described to Human Rights Watch include beatings and attacks with … 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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“Migrants’ and children’s rights need better protection in the Netherlands”

news Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, released a report after his visit to the Netherlands, stating that “The Netherlands has a solid human rights protection system, but in practice there are shortcomings, in particular as concerns … Continue reading

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Israeli Supreme Court orders closing detention center. Again.

The Israeli High Court of Justice ordered the state on Monday to close the Holot detention facility for asylum seekers within 90 days, a dramatic decision that marked the first time the court has ever struck down two versions of … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts for the panel ‘The role of EU Institutions in migration and asylum policies: liberal constraint?’

Scholars who investigate the role of EU institutions in migration and asylum policies are now invited to submit an abstract to be included in a panel proposal for the 2015 Council for European Studies conference which will take place 8-10 … Continue reading

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Report: on Israel’s treatment of Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers

Human Rights Watch has today published a 83 page report on the treatment by Israel of the Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers within its border. The title of the report, “Make Their Lives Miserable”, and the subtitle “Israel’s coercion of … Continue reading

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