Tag Archives: non-refoulement

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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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: 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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Bulgaria builds anti-refugee fence; refoulement, according to scholars

news Overwhelmed by an influx of mostly Syrian immigrants, Bulgaria has taken steps to secure its EU border – including building a 30-kilometre barbed-wire fence, standing three meters high and fortified with razor wire coils. The fence was completed this week … Continue reading

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Council of Europe: Greece must end collective expulsions

News article The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, has criticised Greece for a large number of reported collective expulsions of migrants, including a large number of Syrians fleeing war violence, and allegations of ill-treatment of migrants … Continue reading

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New report: pushed back at the Greek-Turkish border

Pro Asyl – a German coalition of churches, refugee councils, unions, and human rights councils – has written a report called “PUSHED BACK”, which reveals systematic push backs of refugees in the Aegean Sea, from Greek Islands and at the … Continue reading

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New CJEU Ruling on Allocation of Responsibility pursuant to the Dublin II Regulation

Case law On 14 November 2013, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) held that a Member State which is prohibited from returning an asylum seeker under the Dublin II Regulation to a country where the applicant would be … Continue reading

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