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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Sahel: Counterinsurgency with Heavy Toll on Civilians

National and foreign forces deployed to fight terrorism in the Sahel are increasingly harming civilians. Figures from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) indicate that security forces caused more civilian fatalities in Mali and Burkina Faso in 2020 than violent extremist groups[…]

The Big Wall

An ActionAid investigation into how Italy tried to stop migration from Africa, using EU funds, and how much money it spent                     There are satellites, drones, ships, cooperation projects, police posts, repatriation flights, training centers. They[…]

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[…]

A Gateway Re-opens

The research for this paper was undertaken with the intention of rapidly bringing together information and analysis related to the Atlantic route towards the Canary Islands from the coast of West Africa, in the context of an increase in departures and arrivals to the Canary[…]

COVID 19 Paralyzing Migrants

The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) published on April 09, 2020 a commentary by freelance journalist Giacomo Zandonini on the impact of Covid-19 on migration in West Africa. As the Coronavirus is also spreading across West Africa, the „impacts are huge, multi-layered and[…]

Pushbacks in Melilla: ND and NT v. Spain

Eine Untersuchung von Forensic Architecture (FA) und des Europäischen Zentrums für Verfassungs- und Menschenrechte (ECCHR) kritisiert das Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte im Fall N.D. und N.T. gegen Spanien zu Push-Backs an den spanisch-marokkanischen Grenzzäunen. Nach Ansicht der spanischen Regierung hätten die Beschwerdeführenden legale[…]

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