The millions spent on military-grade tech to deter refugees

-- 2021: The millions spent on military-grade tech to deter refugees
by Kaamil Ahmed and Lorenzo Tondo, Article | read more

  The Guardian has mapped out the result of the EU’s investment: a digital wall on the harsh sea, forest and mountain frontiers, and a technological playground for military and tech companies repurposing products for new markets. The EU is central to the push towards[…]

At the Polish-Belarussion Border

-- 2021: At the Polish-Belarussion Border
by Grupa Granica, Broshure / PDF | read more

The humanitarian crisis that we have been witnessing for the past three months on the Polish-Belarusian border (as well as on Belarus‘ borders with Latvia and Lithuania) is unpreced- ented in Europe. No country has ever attempted what is people smuggling on such a large[…]

How Frontex uses a trick to circumvent international law

-- 2021: How Frontex uses a trick to circumvent international law
by Matthias Monroy, Article | read more

The EU is not allowed to return refugees to countries where they face persecution. In 2017, the Commission therefore set up a backdoor for refoulement to North Africa. Published text messages now reveal how Frontex is providing aerial reconnaissance for the Libyan coast guard.

Mapping Legal Struggles: Balkan Routes

-- 2021: Mapping Legal Struggles: Balkan Routes
by Border Violence Monitoring Network, Broshure / PDF | read more

The aim of the guide is to map possible legal complaint mechanisms on border human rights violations at domestic and European level for the purposes of Border Violence Monitoring Network and the network’s partners, to share experience and propose some concrete actions to take against human rights violations.[…]

EU External Borders

-- 2021: EU External Borders
by ERCE, E-Book / PDF | read more

The objective of this paper is to critically map the current EU legal framework for deprivation of liberty and restriction on freedom of movement of migrants and asylum seekers, as well as resulting practice, and finally, to discuss the 2020 legislative proposals for EU asylum[…]

Guarding the fortress

-- 2019: Guarding the fortress
by Ruiz Benedicto, Ainhoa, Report | read more

The report focuses on 19 Frontex operations run by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (hereafter Frontex) to explore how the agency is militarising borders and criminalising migrants, undermining fundamental rights to freedom of movement and the right to asylum. The report focuses on[…]

FRONTEX’s Reports on Return operations

-- 2021: FRONTEX’s Reports on Return operations
by EU Council, LIMITE Paper | read more

Report on Frontex Activities on technical assistance / operational coordination on Return Operations in the 1st half of 2021. Also attached is a Report by the Fundamental Rights Officer on these activities.

Climate Change and Migration

-- 2021: Climate Change and Migration
by EU Presidency, Limite Paper | read more

Over the past 20 years, the EU repeatedly addressed the climate change – migration nexus in communications related mainly to the external dimension of migration. More prominently, the EU’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility acknowledged the regional relevance of climate-related migration, proposing development and[…]


-- 2021: EU-Grenzregime
by Andres, Jacqueline, Booklet / PDF | read more

Die Broschüre „EU-Grenzregime: Profiteure der Entmenschlichung und mythologisierter Technologien“ wird in Kooperation der IMI mit der Europaabgeordneten Özlem Demirel herausgegeben. Sie kann gratis im Internet hier heruntergeladen werden. Das Kapitel 5 stellt eine Auswertung der Liste „Border Business – Die Profiteure der Hochrüstung der Grenzen[…]

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