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Taking A Step Towards Greater Transparency Of Immigration Detention Centres 1

The United Nations’ theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, celebrated on 20thJune, is #StepWithRefugees – Take A Step on World Refugee Day. The day encourages supporters around the world to ‘walk, run and cycle the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety’. Asylum Insights reports that as of […]


Lawyers Attack The EU’s Deterrence-Based Migration Policy As Being Responsible For Migrant Deaths

Amid increasing anti-immigration rhetoric in Europe, a recent case submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) argues that the European Union (EU) is collectively responsible for the countless migrant deaths crossing the Mediterranean. The submission, which contains over 240 pages, attacks the EU’s deterrence-based policy that seeks to prevent migrants […]


Europe Still Facing A Migrant Crisis As Dozens Die At Sea

On Friday 10 May, over 65 migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea as their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia. In a statement, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) stressed that the deaths highlighted the ongoing surge of migrant deaths at sea, amounting to nearly 900 people in […]


A Disunited Europe? The EU’s Response To China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

The ancient Silk Road that linked China to the rest of Eurasia and East Africa is being reborn.  For centuries, goods, technology, and ideas spread throughout the Old World, linking together once disparate civilizations.  This was most evidenced by the Venetian explorer Marco Polo’s journey to the court of the […]


Italian Ports Closed Over Fears Of Terrorist Infiltration Through Migrant Boats

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has said that the chaos in Libya has allowed terrorists to board migrant ships headed to Italy. According to the Guardian, Salvini has sent a letter to the heads of the navy and coastguards to maintain his policy of closing ports to migrant ships. […]


Maduro Denounces EU Calls For Snap Elections

  Recently, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has refused multiple European countries’ requests to hold early elections. Specifically, Britain, France, Germany, and Spain have threatened to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president if an election were not announced by Sunday, February 10th. According to the Washington Post, by noon on […]


Italy’s Salvini Decree Is Forcing Thousands Into Homelessness And Insecurity

Italy’s populist, centre-right government has begun the implementation of its newest piece of legislation, the Salvini Decree, and its effect on the lives of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers is becoming clear. The Decree was passed into law in late November, reinforcing the anti-migrant rhetoric of Italy’s new government coalition. […]