Post Tagged with: "migration"

Fortress Europe?  Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

Fortress Europe? Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

EU borders cannot be understood without understanding the relations with its neighbours and the stability in its borderlands. The image of Fortress Europe is too naïve.

What’s Wrong with the Refugee Convention?

What’s Wrong with the Refugee Convention?

The UN Refugee Convention and the rights and obligations which flow from it are inadequate and need to be fundamentally revised.

Interview – Nando Sigona

Interview – Nando Sigona

Dr. Sigona discusses the ongoing refugee crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and the need for the EU to find a sustainable and humane response at its borders.

Asylum with Human Face: Angela Merkel, Reem Sahwil and Another Video-Gone-Viral

Asylum with Human Face: Angela Merkel, Reem Sahwil and Another Video-Gone-Viral

Merkel accepts the fact that Germany must become a land of immigration and integration. The rest is up to the democratically elected lawmakers.

It’s Not Only about Illegal Migration & International Law: The Uighur Conundrum

It’s Not Only about Illegal Migration & International Law: The Uighur Conundrum

the criticism on the deportation of the Uighur from Thailand to China shows the ambiguity international actors regarding the Uighurs’ treatment by international partners.

Statelessness: A Responsibility to Protect?

Statelessness: A Responsibility to Protect?

If pictures of migrants result only in plans to strengthen borders, invoking the legal obligations of an internationally accepted policy may be the best way forward.

The Politics of the Humanitarian Crisis in Europe

The Politics of the Humanitarian Crisis in Europe

In the face of the horrors and the tragic loss of life, allowing or even encouraging the spread of chaos by yielding to blackmail is always the wrong policy.

Who is a Refugee?

Who is a Refugee?

The very idea of who counts as a refugee is at stake due to new political discourse, and that may have dangerous consequences for all those seeking asylum around the world.

Europe’s Response to Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean

Europe’s Response to Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean

Recent EU responses should make us wonder whether the political atmosphere around migration in Europe means that the continent has journeyed to the heart of darkness.

Drowning Migrants Is Not the Answer

Drowning Migrants Is Not the Answer

Criminalization is not the answer to the movement of people across the Mediterranean. We have to recognize that it is this act of criminalization which is killing people, not the desire to migrate.

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