Tag Archives: boat migrants

Human costs of border control

On 12 May 2015, researchers of VU University Amsterdam release a border death database, based on official death records of migrants who died at the Southern European borders in the years 1990-2013. They suggest that European states continue to collect … Continue reading

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New report on “left-to-die boat” by Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has issued a new report on the tragic events in the Mediterranean Sea in May 2011, when a boat with 72 African migrants tried to reach Europe. A catalogue of failures by NATO warships and … Continue reading

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Report on our own event ‘Heading to Europe’

“People Will Come No Matter What” On 16 May 2014, the Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law of the European Society of International Law, in close cooperation with the Centre for Migration Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen and … Continue reading

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Call for papers: Boat refugees

The Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, and the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London have issued a call for papers for a conference on “Boat Refugees and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights”, to take place … Continue reading

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One asylum seeker killed and many hurt in violence at Pacific Solution camp

news article During a riot in a detention camp in Papua New Guinea, one asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 were injured. Accounts as to what caused the riot differ; Australian authorities claim the violence began when detainees … 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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Human rights abuses of migrants in Morocco

News Article Morocco has become one of the main transit routes for illegal migration into Europe from sub-Saharan Africa. According to the latest report from Frontex, the EU’s immigration body, about 1,000 people successfully swam, sailed or scrambled into Spain in the … Continue reading

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