The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has been an important transit country along the Balkan migration route, which has made it a critical country to European migration policy and debate. Read the report here.
Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Malaysia. Read the submission here.
Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Saudi Arabia. Read the submission here.
Submission to the Universal Periodic Review: United Arab Emirates. Read the submission here.
Submission to the Universal Periodic Review: France. Read submission here.
PUBLICATIONS AND EVENTS
Council of Europe Codifying Standards for the Administrative Detention Of Migrants
The GDP participated in the Council of Europe hearing on the draft legal instrument codifying existing standards related to the conditions of administrative detention of migrants, which was held in Strasbourg on 22-23 June 2017. See details here.
“Local Perspectives and Global Challenges for Defending Migrants’ Rights”
The GDP participated in a side event at the UN Human Rights Council titled “Local Perspectives and Global Challenges for Defending Migrants’ Rights,” which aimed to broaden the debate concerning the shape of the new “Global Compact for safe, orderly, and regular migration” by proposing practical and effective ways of designing and implementing migration policies with a human rights perspective. The event, organized by Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) and Conectas Direitos Humanos, took place on 21 June 2017.
“Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World”
The GDP organized the session “Challenging Immigration Detention” at the annual International Meeting on Law and Society, which was held in Mexico City on 20-23 June. Panelists included Hindpal Singh Bhiu (UK Inspectorate of Prisons), Denise Gilman (University of Texas at Austin), Niels Frenzen (USC Gould School of Law), Matthew Flynn (Georgia Southern University), Michael Young (University of Texas at Austin), Michael Flynn (GDP). More information on the conference is available here.
“Mass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants”
The GDP’s Izabella Majcher gave a presentation entitled “The EU Hotspot Approach and Expansion of De Facto Immigration Detention” at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), which took place on 5-7 June 2017 at the University of London. The title of the conference was “Mass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants.” More information is available here.
“EU Returns Directive and its Compatibility with International Law”
Izabella Majcher finalised her PhD thesis, defended in September 2016, on the compliance of EU returns policy with international human rights law.
GDP ON THE RECORD
“European Legal and Policy Framework on Immigration Detention of Children.” European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2017). Accessible here.
“The End of the Deterrence Paradigm – Future Directions for Global Refugee Policy.” Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen and Nicholas F. Tan (2017). Journal on Migration and Human Security. Vol.5 No. 1. pp. 28-56. Accessible here.
“The Human Cost of IIRIRA – Stories from Individuals Impacted by the Immigration Detention System.” Saba Ahmed, Adina Appelbaum and Rachel Jordan (2017). Journal on Migration and Human Security. Vol.5 No. 1. pp. 194-216. Accessible here.
“Beyond Trump’s Big, Beautiful Wall.” Todd Miller and Joseph Nevins (2017). NACLA Report on the Americas. Vol. 49 Issue 2. pp. 145-151. Accessible here.
“Turquie, zone carcérale.” Tieri Briet (29 June 2017). Blog: Des livres face aux prisons. Mediapart. Accessible here.
“Far soldi con la detenzione dei migranti. Dalla privatizzazione del sistema agli hotspot: 20 anni di reclusione degli stranieri in Europa.” Gaetano del Monte (2017). Osservatorio Diritti. Accessible here.