Documents and news concerning the asylum and immigration policy
Amnesty International press release: "Asylum-seekers and migrants in Greece hounded by police operations and right-wing extremists" - 20 December 2012
Interassociative report: "holding centres and facilities, report 2011" - November 2012
Migreurop published a report entitles ‘‘The protection of migrant rights in Europe – Spain’’ - November 2012
HRW publishes a report "The law was against me"
The European Asylum System Office publishes its working programme for 2013 - 10 October 2012
EMN publishes its report of evaluation of the "Maisons de retour" - October 2012
ECRE press release - 25 September 2012
the HCR publishes its new guidelines for asylum seekers detention - 21 September 2012
Publication "Migration and Asylum in Malta and the European Union, Rights and Realities" from 2002 to 2011
Appeal from Jugendliche ohne Grenzen (Youth without Borders) - September 2012
PICUM publishes the press release "Spain, a step backward for the universal right to health care" - 1 September 2012
Human Rights Wach publishes the report "Hidden Emergency" - 16 August 2012
European Asylum Support Office’s annual report - 20th July 2012
Human Rights Watch publishes a report called “Boat Ride to Detention, Adult and Child Migrants in Malta” - 18 July 2012
Human Rights Watch report on xenophobic violence in Greece "Hate on the Streets" - 10th July 2012
Heinrich Böll Foundation releases study «Borderline – The EU’s new border surveillance initiatives: assessing the costs and fundamental rights implications of EUROSUR and the ‘Smart Borders’ Proposals« - 6 July 2012
The study examines two new EU Border Surveillance initiatives, the European External Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) and the ‘smart borders package’, including the establishment of an Entry-Exit System (EES) and the creation of a Registered Traveller Programme (RTP).
Report by the Greek Council for Refugees and ProAsyl on mass arbitrary readmissions from Italian ports to Greece - 3rd July 2012
"The French immigration policy, under European influence"?, C. Teule - July 2012
HUMA Network issues two reports on access to healthcare for undocumented migrants and asylum seekers - 14 December 2010
Two reports have been recently published by HUMA Network (Health for Undocumented Migrants and Asylum seekers Network) : the first one focuses on legislation and practices in the access to healthcare in 10 EU countries and the other one, made up by the Médecins du Monde European Observatory on Access to Haethcare, focuses on living conditions, health status and problems in accessing healthcare for undocumented migrants and their children.
Collection of articles on migration - 5 November 2010
UNHCR issues an opinion on the amendment of the Frontex Regulation - 12 October 2010
Even if the UNHCR welcomes the proposal of the Commission, which includes a better approach and important improvements towards asylum and fundamental rights questions, the UN agency reminds that implementation of these new measures will be the most important.
The CEPS, not convinced by the EU’s irregular migration policy under the Stockholm Programme - October 2010
The CEPS issues a long paper on the EU’s policy on irregular migration under the Stockholm Programme in which it presents its major recommandations after having deeply explained the life conditions of migrants.
"Remove the right to asylum from migration policies" - 30 September 2010
Terra Nova published in late September 2010, a note written by Julie Bourgoint which first reminds the history of asylum and the foundations of it: "Every human being has the right to leave its own country "according to the Geneva Convention of 1951.
The UNHCR publishes its comments on recast "qualification" and "procedure" directives
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published, at the end of July 2010, a paper setting out its major comments on the recast "qualification" directive (COM(2009)551, 21 October 2009) and another one on the recast "procedure" directive (COM(2009)554, 21 October 2009).
Publication of a report on stateless persons - 19 July 2010
The Equal Rights Trust published in July its new report on the situation of stateless persons. This report, called "Unravelling anomaly : detention, discrimination and the protection needs of stateless perons", comes after two years of researches and points up that inequality and discrimination lie at the heart of statelessness problem.
Report on human rights situation on Libya (written by Amnesty International) - 15 July 2010
Report on migrants from Mauritania (written by Amnesty International in 2008) - 27 May 2010
Amnesty International published on 1st July 2008 a report entitled “Mauritania: «Nobody wants to have anything to do with us» : Arrests and collective expulsions of migrants denied entry into Europe”.
Briefing Paper from the European Parliament on Asylum - 26 March 2010
At the request of the LIBE Committee, the Policy Department C - Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs carried out a briefing paper on "The status of persons who have been denied refugee status".
UNHCR publishes report on 2009 asylum statistics - 23 March 2010
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published on 23 march 2010 a statistical report of asylum applications lodged in Europe and selected non-European countries “Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries 2009”.
The final version of the Stockholm Programme has been published - 2 December 2009
Caritas releases a special issue of its electronic review "Paroles à l’Exil" - November, 9th 2009
Publication of the Migreurop 2009 report "Deadly Borders of Europe" - October, 26th 2009
The Eurodac Supervision Coordination Group released its second inspection report - July, 3rd 2009
Publication of the Stockholm Programme - June, 12th 2009
The Stockholm Programme is to define the framework for EU police and customs cooperation, rescue services, criminal and civil law cooperation, asylum, migration and visa policy for the period 2010–2014. It will replace the present programme, The Hague Programme adopted in 2004, which will expire in 2009.
Council adopts the "EU Blue Card" - May, 25th 2009
The Council of the European Union adopted yesterday a directive aimed at facilitating conditions of entry and residence in the EU of third-country citizens for the purpose of highly qualified employment. The directive creates a fast-track procedure for issuing a special residence permit called the ”EU Blue Card”.
New measures against employers of irregular foreign workers in the EU - May, 25th 2009
The Council of the European Union adopted yesterday a directive aimed at fighting irregular immigration by prohibiting the employment of irregularly staying third-country nationals, laying down minimum common standards on sanctions to be applied in the EU member States against employers who infringe that prohibition. It follows an agreement at first reading under the Parliament-Council co-decision procedure.
Adoption of the "asylum package" by the European Parliament - May, 7th 2009
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