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publication: the contribution of the Inter-American Court of HR to the protection of irregular immigrants’ rights

by a member of the Interest Group by Ana Beduschi Ana Beduschi has published an article in the Refugee Survey Quarterly about the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and irregular immigrants’ rights. In this article Beduschi aim to re-evaluate and clarify … Continue reading

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Social media project ‘Rays of Hope’

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights has launched the social media project #RaysOfHope in which he intends to promote positive initiatives in favour of refugees. Here is his message: Very often during my work I have encountered inadequate immigration … Continue reading

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Article: Human Rights Violations & Frontex

Publication by a member of the Interest Group by Izabella Majcher As the International Law Association highlights “[power] entails accountability, that is the duty to account for its exercise.” Against this background, Izabella Majcher wrote an  article focusing on the question of … 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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Living in the shadows: new report by UNHCR

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, says large numbers of Syrian refugees are sliding into abject poverty, and at an alarming rate, due to the magnitude of the crisis and insufficient support from the international community. He made the … 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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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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New publications on immigration, asylum and refugee law

Three new titles have been published recently in the area of immigration, asylum and refugee law. EU Asylum Procedures and the Right to an Effective Remedy by Marcelle Reneman This book examines the meaning of the EU right to an … 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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