Decrypting ICMPD

Despite its substantial growth since its establishment in 1993, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is still a relatively small organization in terms of staff and budget compared to other key actors of the EU border regime. Over the years however, ICMPD turned[…]

EU-LISA zwischen Lobbyismus und venture sciences

Der Beitrag exponiert methodologische Überlegungen und Probleme, die den (sicherheits-)industriell-politischen Komplex von Forschung und Entwicklung (FuE) in den Migration and Border Studies betreffen. Am Schnittpunkt von Migration and Border Studies und Science and Technology Studies skizziert der Beitrag eine Analytik der europäischen digitalen Grenzzone in[…]

FRONTEX Central Mediterranean

Europe stands accused of creating a proxy force in the waters off Libya to do what its own member states and agencies cannot do themselves without openly violating international laws: intercept unwanted migrants and return them to Libya. The EU and its border agency Frontex[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Financing Border Wars

This report seeks to explore and highlight the extent of today’s global border security industry, by focusing on the most important geographical markets—Australia, Europe, USA—listing the human rights violations and risks involved in each sector of the industry, profiling important corporate players and putting a[…]

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[…]

Frontex ist ein Symptom

Die EU-Abgeordnete Tineke Strik untersucht mutmassliche Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch die europäische Grenzschutzagentur Frontex. Im Gespräch erklärt sie, wie diese zu einer Polizeimacht fast ohne Aufsicht werden konnte. Der Satiriker Jan Böhmermann machte die engen Verbindungen von Frontex mit der Rüstungsindustrie publik. Leggeri bagatellisiert auch diese. Wenn[…]

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