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Border Force defends handling of coronavirus risk as global report points finger at Australia's asylum seeker treatment

Biwa Kwan, SBS News, 17 July 2020 - The Australian Border Force boss says all protocols have been followed after guards at immigration detention centres in Brisbane and Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19. [...] Lees meer »

'A bloody method of control': the struggle to take down Europe's razor wire walls

Maxim Edwards, The Guardian, 13 May 2020 - Spain is removing lethal razor wire from its borders in north Africa, but elsewhere the controversial ‘concertinas’ stay put. [...] Lees meer »

Te losse handjes

Lise Witteman, De Groene Amsterdammer, 6 mei 2020 - Privatiseringen hebben het lot van migranten in handen van commerciële bedrijven gelegd. Een spoor van schandalen is het gevolg. Nu trekt beveiligingsfirma G4S zich terug. [...] Lees meer »

Migration: tales of brutality along Europe’s borders

Erika Solomon, Financial Times, 29 March 2020 - When Ibrahim was caught on the Romanian side of the border with Serbia, he and his fellow asylum-seekers thought they were lucky. The guards smiled, and promised to take them to the closest city to request asylum. Instead, they drove the migrants back into the Serbian forest, donned masks and beat them with batons before speeding away. [...] Lees meer »

Op-Ed: Mistaken metaphor: the ‘root causes’ approach to migration is both dishonest and ineffective

Bram Frouws, Mixed Migration Centre, 18 March 2020 - In recent years, there has been a strong focus on and narrative around the so-called root causes of migration. It is a central element for example in the 4.7 billion euro ‘European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa’ (EUTF). The idea is that displacement and irregular migration will fall when the root causes are addressed. While there is some validity in this premise and it has contributed to the implementation of some successful development projects, there are also many flaws. [...] Lees meer »

Prisen vi betaler for folk på flukt

Linn Stalsberg, Dagsavisen, 5 March 2020 - Vi frykter for hva mennesker på flukt vil koste oss i kroner og øre hvis de kommer til Europa. Mens vi bekymrer oss, forsvinner skattepengene våre et helt annet sted: Til den militariserte industrien som tilbyr grensekontroll for å holde folk på flukt vekk. [...] Lees meer »

Experts around the globe told us 10 ways to make migration policy more humane

Maite Vermeulen and Nabeelah Shabbir, The Correspondent, 25 February 2020 - People have to leave their countries for economic reasons or for survival. Could they find it easier to do so if the laws were clearer, if public support was catered to, if there was more focus on temporary labour conditions... here are some more solutions. [...] Lees meer »

Grenzen zu Geld machen

Hauke Friederichs, Amnesty International (DE), 25 February 2020 - An der EU-Abschottungspolitik verdienen europäische Rüstungsunternehmen Milliarden – unter anderem durch den Verkauf von Drohnen, Satelliten und Hochsicherheitszäunen. [...] Lees meer »

Er is geen migratiecrisis, zeggen experts van over de hele wereld

Maite Vermeulen en Gwen Martèl, De Correspondent, 25 februari 2020 - Kritiek uiten op het huidige migratiebeleid is makkelijk. Maar als het op deze manier spaak loopt, hoe moet het dan wel? Samen met academici, politici en migranten uit alle uithoeken van de wereld dacht correspondent Maite Vermeulen na over alternatieven. We brachten de twee uur durende live chat terug tot tien lessen. [...] Lees meer »

Viviamo blindati dai muri. Controllo del Mediterraneo: dal 2018 l’Ue ha speso 116,6 milioni

La Difesa Del Popolo, 24 February 2020 - L'Unione Europea continua a investire a difesa delle sue frontiere con muri fisici, marittimi e digitali. Dal 2014 al 2019 la spesa è stata di 2,76 miliardi di euro e il bilancio di previsione 2021-27 parla di oltre 8 miliardi.  Lees meer »