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Registering Humanity: The EU’s Plan to Halt Citizen-led Response to the Migration Crisis

Reposted from Border Criminologies, University of Oxford (Faculty of Law) by Mariani Gkliati, member of the Interest Group Civil society has always been the first responder to humanitarian emergencies. For decades, fishermen, lawyers, and people living in the southern European … Continue reading

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Winter Course: Migration in the margins of Europe

The Institute for Migration & Ethnic Studies (IMES), The Netherlands Institute at Athens, The Netherlands Institute in Turkey, organize together a winter school for Master and PhD on Migration in the margins of Europe: From Istanbul to Athens in January … Continue reading

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UNHCR: Turkey receives as many Syrian refugees in three days as Europe did in three years

news article On Wednesday 26 September, UNHCR reported that Turkey received 138,000 refugees in three days, which is equivalent to the number of refugees received by Europe in the past three years. Spokesperson for the UNHCR, Melissa Fleming, revealed this … 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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Turkey and EU seek to improve cooperation on borders

News article This week, Turkey and the European Union signed a deal – the EU-Turkey readmission agreement – to establish, on the basis of reciprocity, procedures for the rapid and orderly readmission of the persons having entered on the other … Continue reading

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New ECtHR Judgment on Summary Detention and Deportation of Uzbek Refugees to Iran

News article On 3 December 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that Turkey violated the rights to liberty and protection from ill-treatment of 19 Uzbek nationals by repeatedly detaining and deporting them to Iran in 2008. The … 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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