Smuggling dynamics for Afghans

Over the past decade, Afghans lodged the second highest number of asylum applications worldwide, including the second highest number of asylum applications in 2019 and 2020 in Europe. Migration journeys of Afghans toward Europe are often made irregularly, wholly, or partially assisted by migrant smugglers.[…]

Return Mania

The research provides an overview of the current return policies and practices in the Euro-Mediterranean region and sheds a light on the violations of human rights entailed by this “return obsession”, which is shared across Member States, EU institutions and third countries alike. The report[…]

Der Moria-Komplex

Verantwortungslosigkeit, Unzuständigkeit und Entrechtung fünf Jahre nach dem EU-Türkei-Abkommen und der Einführung des Hotspot-Systems. Eine Studie von Maximilian Pichl im Auftrag von medico international. Das Elend von Moria ist keine „humanitäre Katastrophe“, sondern Ergebnis einer europäischen Politik, die auf der Auslagerung der Verantwortung für Flüchtlinge[…]

Pushback Report 2020

A new report by the organization Mare Liberum shows an unprecedented escalation of human rights violations in the Aegean during the last year, both at sea and on land. Mare Liberum documented that from March to December alone, over 9,000 people on the move were[…]

Crimes against Humanity in the Aegean

Following the Legal Centre Lesvos’ first report, the present report is based on evidence shared by over fifty survivors of collective expulsions, and underscores the widespread, systematic and violent nature of this attackagainst migrants. Beyond being egregious violations of international, European and national human rights[…]

Der Aufschwung kurdischer Politik

Jahrzehntelang galten die etwa 29 Millionen Kurden, die in der Türkei, in Iran, Irak und Syrien leben, primär als Gefahr für die territoriale Integrität dieser Staaten und damit für die Stabilität der Region. Heute ist diese Region von Staatszerfall, überbordendem Terror und Tendenzen einer Auflösung[…]

An Evaluation of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

Since 2011, the civil war in Syria has displaced, both internally and externally, nearly 13 million people, more than half of the Syrian population (Pew Research Center, 2018). Syrians constitute the largest group within the 65.3 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Other large displaced populations[…]

EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement

The migrant crisis that has stemmed from the ongoing strife in the MENA region is one of the most devastating and consequential crises in modern times. Its impact has been felt across continents, in countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan, along with European Union[…]

Aegean Regional Analysis

Human rights violations reached a new level in the Aegean Sea and at the Greek-Turkish land border from the beginning of March. The escalation went along with acts of repression against NGOs and solidarity structures for refugees and migrants. The regional analysis covers the escalation[…]

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