• Pretending to care for migrants

    Pretending to care for migrants0

    On August 20 the Italian ship U. Diciotti with approximately 190 refugees on board docked at the port of Catania, Sicily. Soon after, the Italian government refused to let people off the ship, under the orders of new interior minister Matteo Salvini. For five days the entire group was detained in the docked ship. Under pressure of international community, the passengers were finally allowed off the ship on August 26. A similar situation occurred in June 2018 with the vessel Aquarius, which has been refused access to ports in Italy and Malta in the end having gone to Spain.

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  • Outsourcing EU migration management to North Africa is a threat to human rights

    Outsourcing EU migration management to North Africa is a threat to human rights0

    The EU leaders agreed in June 2018 to set up migration centres in Africa. The decision brings more problems than hope that the migration crisis facing Europe would be solved.

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  • Offshoring EU Asylum: Where to draw the line in the fight against irregular migration?

    Offshoring EU Asylum: Where to draw the line in the fight against irregular migration?0

    Calls from high-profile European politicians to adopt a policy resembling Australia’s controversial ‘offshore’ asylum model have rightly been rejected as legally inadmissible, logistically unfeasible, and morally unacceptable. The fact that such a discussion is taking place, however, highlights the ongoing failure of Dublin reform discussions and the overall lack of a credible EU strategy for managing arrivals and saving lives in the central Mediterranean. It is also symptomatic of the growing influence of the right in Europe’s migration debate.

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