Editorial: Matter of Pact: Speculating on the Fate of the Pact

Editorial: Matter of Pact: Speculating on the Fate of the Pact

After a short initial flurry of media coverage and debate, the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum has disappeared from view, with public and political attention focused on COVID, recovery, Brexit, government changes and so on. Most independent commentators,...
France: Reports on Pushbacks and Human Rights Violations Continue

France: Reports on Pushbacks and Human Rights Violations Continue

A report on fundamental rights violations in Calais and Grande-Synthe was published this week amid new reports on pushbacks from France to Italy. In its report of 12 February, the Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l’Homme (National Consultative...
Med: Fight for Justice over Pushback Case amid Continuing Deaths, Rescues, and Pullbacks to Libya

Med: The Cycle of Interceptions, Rescues and Arrivals Continues

Since the beginning of February, activity on the Mediterranean continues to be intense with departures from Libya, interceptions by the so-called Libyan coast guard, and rescues. About 1,500 people have been intercepted and returned to Libya within one week, where...