Migration

Closed ports, dubious partners

Closed Ports, Dubious Partners

Published: 25 May 2020
E-Paper

This study shows that port closures are governed not only by the law of the sea and human rights law, but also by WHO law and that non-refoulement obligations continue to apply even in emergency situations while a derogation is not permissible under international law.

Places of Safety in the Mediterranean: The EU’s Policy of Outsourcing Responsibility

Places of Safety in the Mediterranean: The EU’s Policy of Outsourcing Responsibility

Published: 18 February 2020

It is of vital importance that rescuees are brought to a “Place of Safety”. However, SAR and the disembarkation of persons in distress at sea in the Mediterranean continue to be met with great reluctance by EU Member States and EU institutions. The study analysis to which extend third countries can be considered "safe" and NGO rescue vessels can be obliged to disembark rescued migrants and refugees in places which are unsafe.

A Local Turn for European Refugee Politics

Published: 19 March 2019
E-Paper

In this policy paper “A Local Turn for European Refugee Politics” the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung puts forward proposals for a more active role of the municipalities in refugee and asylum policy.

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Money against Migration: The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Published: 18 March 2019
Study

The EU-Africa migration summit in Valletta in November 2015 gave birth to a new European funding instrument: the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). This study comes to the conclusion that the implementation of migration policy projects supported by EUTF funding primarily benefits the (wealthier) member states of the EU.

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Phantom Menace. The Politics and Policies of Migration in Central Europe

Published: 14 February 2019

Despite the presence of migration in the discourse of politicians, media and the general public in recent years, there is a persistent lack of facts about the life situations and motivations of newcomers to Europe. With this book the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Institute for Public Affairs aim to contribute to a fact-based debate on the politics and policies of migration in Central Europe. 

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