Beat Stauffer: Maghreb, Migration und Mittelmeer

Beat Stauffer, Maghreb, Migration und Mittelmeer. Die Flüchtlingsbewegung als Schicksalsfrage für Europa und Nordafrika, NZZ Libro 2019 Der Journalist Beat Stauffer ist ein hervorragender Kenner des Maghreb, insbesondere Tunesiens und Marokkos. Sein Buch bietet, insbesondere zu den Harraga, den maghrebinischen Boat People, sehr informative Einblicke.[…]

Trafficking and exploitation of Nigerian women

ASGI has edited 5 articles focusing Nigeria: Focus Nigeria This focus aims to provide an overview of the effects of externalization policies on the phenomenon of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation from Nigeria and on the effective access to protection of women who[…]

Abolish Frontex

Frontex is the European Union’s border agency and is a key actor in enforcing the EU’s border regime. It is responsible for systemic human rights violations through its operations; involvement in deportations; cooperation with third countries, and role in strengthening EU borders. The EU’s border[…]

Pushing Back Responsibility

Between January and April 2021 civil society organizationsin 6 different countries collected testimonies of 2162 cases of pushbacks, including chain pushbacks over multiple countries. The rights violations were recorded at different borders in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia-and-Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Hungary. Over a third of pushbacks[…]

Return Mania

When it comes to irregular migration and management of border control, Egypt may seem to be the good student of the Mediterranean. In 2018, Egypt’s internal development minister recalled that “no illegal immigration boat has departed from Egypt since 2016 […] because Egypt has adopted[…]

EU Plan „Voluntary“ Deportation

The European Union unveiled a plan Tuesday to encourage migrants refused entry into Europe to agree to be deported voluntarily, to persuade reluctant home countries to take them back, and to help people better reintegrate once they get there. The new strategy foresees counselling for[…]

Balkanbrücke Online

Menschen auf der Flucht werden an den Außengrenzen der EU systematisch entrechtet und kriminalisiert. Gewalt, Schüsse und illegale Push-Backs sind inzwischen traurige Normalität entlang der Balkanroute. Menschen leben unter elenden Bedingungen in Lagern, auf der Straße oder in improvisierten selbstorganisierten Camps und werden Opfer von[…]

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 neue EU-Migrationspakt

Als Reaktion auf die humanitäre Katastrophe an der EU-Außengrenze, will die Europäische Union ihren bereits ausgearbeiteten Migrationspakt noch in diesem Frühsommer verabschieden. Das Wandplakat Des Bildungswerks Berlin der Heinrich Böll Stiftung erläutert grundsätzliche Kritik an diesem Vorhaben. Als Reaktion auf die sich zuspitzende Lage für[…]

Italy: Fast Track Deportation of Tunisians

Tunisian migrants and asylum seekers being held on boats off the coast of Italy have drowned or attempted suicide. Story of people moving from Tunisia to to Lampeduza, with interviews and fotos. Following a five-fold increase in Tunisian migration in 2020 – which has put[…]

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