Germany: Data on Decision-Making Reveals BAMF Shortcomings

Germany: Data on Decision-Making Reveals BAMF Shortcomings

New data on asylum decisions in Germany shows that the majority of asylum claims were well-founded. A high number of negative asylum decisions were overturned upon appeal, which illustrates the need for better decision-making. Allegations of fraud against the BAMF...
Rohingya Students Expelled from School in Bangladesh

Rohingya Students Expelled from School in Bangladesh

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Bangladeshi officials have ordered secondary schools near the refugee settlements in the Cox’s Bazar district to dismiss students with Rohingya background who lack Bangladeshi citizenship. HRW urges the Bangladeshi government to...
Last Breath of Operation Sophia Should Push Coalition of the Willing

Last Breath of Operation Sophia Should Push Coalition of the Willing

The decision of the EU Member States on Operation Sophia, an EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) mission, has caused consternation – and rightly so. The Mission’s mandate has been renewed for six months but will no longer involve maritime presence. Ending the...