10 July 2012

Focus on Europe

Cyprus has assumed the presidency of the European Union for the July to December 2012 term.  This is a key period for the EU, given its aim of implementing a Common European Asylum System (CEAS) by the end of the year.  Here are recommendations from UNHCR and Amnesty International.

Other recent publications:

Analysing European Case Law on Migration: Options for Critical Lawyers, Chapter in Migration and European Law: Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law XXI (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming) [preprint via SSRN]

"Hidden Violence is Silent Rape: Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands," Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, vol. 14, no. 5 (2012) [open access text]

Human Cargo: Arbitrary Readmissions fron the Italian Sea Ports to Greece (Pro Asyl, July 2012) [text]

The Internal Flight Alternative Practices: A UNHCR Research Study in Central European Countries (UNHCR, June 2012) [text]

Merkourios, vol. 28, no. 75 (2012) [open access]
- Special issue on "International and European Migration Law."

"Moving Migrants, States and Rights: Human Rights and Migrant Deaths," Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Forthcoming (2012?) [preprint via SSRN]

Punished for Persecution: An Analysis of the Criminalization of the Asylum Seeker in the United Kingdom (University of Gothenburg, Roehampton University & University of Tromsø, Spring 2012) [text]
- Dissertation submitted for the degree of Master in Human Rights Practice; see related blog posts here,  here and here.

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1 comment:

Anne said...

The European Ombudsman just opened a public consultation on Frontex and the EU’s charter of fundamental rights:

“In 2009, the Charter of Fundamental Rights became legally binding on Frontex, which is based in Warsaw. Since then, a number of civil society organisations have questioned whether Frontex is doing enough to comply with the Charter, for example, in its deployment of EU border guards to Greece where migrant detainees were kept in detention centres under conditions which have been criticised by the European Court of Human Rights.”

You can find more information here: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/press/release.faces/en/11765/html.bookmark

Please help us spread the message to NGOs in the field of migration and human rights.

Thanks very much in advance,

Anne Christensen
European Ombudsman office, Brussels