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Complaint Mechanisms in Border Management and Expulsion Operations in Europe: Effective Remedies for Victims of Human Rights Violations?
28 March, 2018
Border control, surveillance operations and expulsion of irregular immigrants – particularly through return flights – can pose serious challenges to human rights.
Human Rights, Border management
13 March, 2018
European asylum systems faced a number of sharp challenges as more than 1 million asylum seekers and migrants traveled to Europe during the 2015-16 crisis.
Common European Asylum System
27 February, 2018
This article offers a critical review of how migrant smuggling arises out of restrictive migration policies and how it has become increasingly sophisticated and professionalized.
migrant Smuggling, Migration control, Enforcement
18 February, 2018
This paper investigates the consequences of the legalization of around 600,000 immigrants by the unexpectedly elected Spanish government of Zapatero following the terrorist attacks of March 2004 (G
8 February, 2018
Border management is a complex and challenging field, whose aims
are as varied as they are vital. In a world where passenger numbers
Can Regular Migration Channels Reduce Irregular Migration?: Lessons for Europe from the United States
1 February, 2018
Richer countries are under pressure to respond to and regulate high levels of irregular migration reaching their borders.
25 January, 2018
External processing involves applications for international protection being processed beyond the European Union’s (EU) external borders, in third states.
12 January, 2018
Biometric collection and registration has taken an increasingly important role in the migration and border management of the European Union.
Registration, Irregular migrantion
3 January, 2018
Policymakers across Europe are fixated on reform of the Dublin Regulation, the contentious rules that carve up responsibility for asylum claims between EU states.
Border management, Security, International Cooperation, Refugees, Asylum seekers
21 December, 2017
Thousands of minors are migrating unaccompanied to high-income countries. This special issue focuses on unaccompanied migrant minors from the Global South to Europe and the U.S.
Undocumented children, Undocumented migrants, Unaccompanied
20 December, 2017
Provides an overview on the recent migration flows to the EU and discusses detections of illegal border crossings, missing migrants along the Mediterranean migratory route, and asylum related matte
migrant routes, Missing Migrants, Asylum
Where is the European frontier? The Balkan migration crisis and its impact on relations between the EU and the Western Balkans
18 December, 2017
For centuries the Western Balkans region has been a place of origin for migration into Europe as well as a transit route to Europe for migrants coming from other regions of the world.
Balkan route, Irregular migration, Borders
The EU Humanitarian Border and the Securitization of Human Rights: The ‘Rescue‐Through‐Interdiction/Rescue‐Without‐Protection’ Paradigm*
11 December, 2017
This article looks at securitization/humanitarianization dynamics in the EU external sea borders to track and critique the substantial transformation of the role played by human rights in the Medit
Securitization, Refugees, FRONTEX
5 December, 2017
While EU ambitions to cooperate with migrants’ countries of origin and transit stretch back more than two decades, they took on fresh urgency following the 2015–16 European migrant and refugee cris
Border, Security, Smuggling, Trafficking, Irregular migration
Refugee, Asylum-Seeker, and Migrant Perceptions on Cash Assistance: Istanbul, Gaziantep, and Izmir Turkey30 November, 2017
This report analyses the views of refugees, asylumseekers, and migrants surveyed in Istanbul, Gaziantep, and Izmir, Turkey between 29 September and 18 October 2017.
Refugee, Asylum seekers, protect migrants
29 November, 2017
Under the Greece-Turkey Readmission Agreement, irregular migrants and asylum seekers whose claims are found inadmissible by the Greek authorities are readmitted to Turkey since the EU-Turkey Statem
Refugees, Readmission, Asylum
28 November, 2017
This Policy Brief assesses the main protection concerns affecting migrants in Libya and migrants transiting through Libya to the EU.
Protection, Migrant well-being, Human Tracfficking
24 November, 2017
The report reviews available evidence on trans-Mediterranean irregular migration to Europe along various routes going back to the 1970s, particularly on the magnitude of the flows, the evolution of
Undocumented migrants, Cross-Mediterranean flow
European Cities and Migrants with Irregular Status: Municipal initiatives for the inclusion of irregular migrants in the provision of services
23 November, 2017
With this paper, the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity – the learning-exchange arm of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford – aims to inform the
Irregular migration, Migration policy
Towards safety and opportunity: Regular pathways to Europe for refugees and other migrants in the Middle East22 November, 2017
Large movements of refugees and other migrants to Europe, particularly in 2015 via the eastern Mediterranean route,generated an unprecedented level of political will among states to address migrati