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Ägyptens Angst

Präsident al-Sisi will seine Macht legitimieren, indem er das nach zehn Jahren Unruhen und Gewalt erheblich angeschlagene Ansehen Ägyptens wiederherstellt. Im Innern zeigt sich der Wunsch nach der Rückkehr zu alter Größe in verschiedenen gigantischen Infrastrukturprojekten, darunter eine neue Stadt im Osten Kairos und zehn[…]

23. Februar 2021

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[…]

21. Februar 2021


Mit der »Europäischen Agentur für die operative Zusammenarbeit an den Außengrenzen« (FRONTEX) entstand im Jahr 2004 einer der bis heute dynamischsten europäischen Apparate. Der Haushalt der Agentur stieg von 2005 bis 2010 um das Vierzehnfache an. Von der ›einfachen‹ europäischen Vermittlerin zwischen den nationalen Grenzschutzbehörden[…]

20. Februar 2021

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[…]

Remote Control: EU-Libya

Key Findings: 1. EU aerial assets are deployed to detect migrant boats from the air and guide the so-called Libyan Coast Guard to the locations of escaping boats. 2. Aerial surveillance has led to the capture of tens of thousands of people and their return[…]

19. Februar 2021

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[…]

16. Februar 2021

IOM in Djibouti

This article analyses the activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Djibouti, and especially its capacity-building activities in the field of migration management. It ethnographically documents how these projects transform state sovereignty. It argues that this is done not only through the Djiboutian[…]

Towards a Borderless Africa?

The vision of a united Africa and the rejection of the arbitrary borders created by European colonial powers have for decades been at the heart of pan-African endeavours. Achieving the free movement of persons on the continent was a key aim of the 1991 Abuja[…]

Die zentrale Mittelmeerroute

  Von der Seenotrettung zu Fluchtabwehr (2013 – 2016) 153.842 Menschen erreichten im Verlauf des Jahres 2015 über das Mittelmeer Italien, und bis Ende Juli 2016 kamen weitere 79.851. Da hatte der Sommer – wegen der oft ruhigen See die für Flüchtlinge und Migranten die[…]

AusgeLAGERt. Exterritoriale Lager, Mittelmeergrenzen

Recherchen: Flüchtlingsabwehrpolitik Cap Anamur: Interview mit Elias Bierdei (Angela Huemer) Das Mittelmeer als neuer Raum der Abschreckung (Helmut Dietrich) Koloniale Lagergeschichte in Libyen (Helmut Dietrich) Die Verdammten der Sahara (Fabrizio Gatti) Der Krieg gegen die trikontinentale Massenarmut (Thomas Hohlfeld, Dirk Vogelskamp) Konzeptionen: Lagervisionen Chronologie der[…]

List of Border Deaths

Since 1993, UNITED has been monitoring the human impact of the policies building so called “Fortress Europe”; the List of Deaths is the product of our ongoing research. It lists those refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants who have died through their attempts to enter[…]

Deadly crossings and the militarizations of Britains borders

The report argues that far from the UK getting a handle on border control post-Brexit, further securitisation of its borders will only result in more human suffering.Itis the first English written analysis of channel related death

Balkan Region Report –October 2020

In October, the Border Violence Monitoring Network published 40 reports of pushbacks and police violence at European Union borders. These cases, which relate the experience of 1003 people-on-the-move, are a testament to the brutal border systems in place at internal and external EU borders. Respondents[…]

Technological Testing Grounds: Migration Management Experiments

This report, based on over 40 conversations with refugees and people on the move finds that much technological innovation to foster ‘migration governance’ occurs without adequate governance mechanisms and does not account for the very real impacts on people’s rights and lives.

Draft Report on human rights protection and the EU external migration policy

III. EU cooperation with and financial aid to third countries in the field of migration: 16.Notes with concern the increasing recourse since 2016 to enhanced conditionality between development cooperation and migration management, including return and readmission; […] 17. Notes that a complete, public overview of[…]

Transnational Migrants Coordination

On October 17 the Transnational Migrant Coordination (TMC) published their first joint journal: “The TMC was born after months of struggles and communication among migrants and non-migrants’ collectives from all Europe, Morocco and Turkey, in the first attempt of transnational organization of migrants.The TMC was[…]

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[…]

Deportation Union: EU’s push to increase forced removals

Deportation Union provides a critical examination of recently-introduced and forthcoming EU measures designed to increase the number of deportations carried out by national authorities and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex. It focuses on three key areas: attempts to reduce or eliminate rights[…]

Push back solidarity: Kriminalisierung von Solidarität mit Schutzsuchenden

This publication provides an overview of the increasing criminalisation of solidarity with persons seeking protection within theEuropean Union. It shows to what extent this not only has drastic consequences for those affected and thus for those who support them, but also fundamentally questions and threatens[…]

Migration Policies in Niger’s North

This report considers the emerging longer-term dynamics in NorthernNiger in response to the 2015 criminalisation of smuggling and the measures subsequently taken to curb northward migratory movements. It has discerned such effects on the local economy and on the perception of governance providers, who are[…]

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