International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

Our research shows:

As an international organization, ICMPD is subject to few transparency obligations. This allows ICMPD to create and host spaces where member states like Germany can discuss migration policy out of the public eye.

ICMPD directly and indirectly influences European migration policy. Strengthening of asylum law, which is publicly proposed by politicians, was partly worked out beforehand in informal meetings or outlined in documents of ICMPD.

ICMPD directly and indirectly supports border and coast guards in Libya, Morocco and Tunisia - authorities that are accused of grave human rights violations. In doing so, ICMPD is helping to push the EU's external border towards North Africa. Currently, the EU is also discussing border procedures at the EU's external borders as part of the asylum system reform.

ICMPD co-developed ideas for a dubious asylum project - including for Germany. In the process, ICMPD also worked closely with Jan Marsalek, a white-collar criminal who has since gone underground.

Full titleInternational Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) The Migration Managers
AuthorFrag den Staat
PublisherFrag den Staat
Media typeWebsite
Topics European Agencies (Frontex, GIZ & Co)
Regions All Regions

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