Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Asylum

  • Mass deportations from Croatia and Hungary: Organisations complain of human rights violations

    Mass deportations from Croatia and Hungary: Organisations complain of human rights violations

    More than 130,000 people were deported from Hungary to neighbouring Serbia without an asylum application being registered. Now Croatia is returning refugees on a large scale to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatian police are currently carrying out mass deportations of refugees…

  • Germany: Mobile phone forensics against asylum seeker unlawful

    Germany: Mobile phone forensics against asylum seeker unlawful

    The Federal Administrative Court rejects an appeal by the Office for Migration and Refugees. Instead of demanding the handover of mobile phones and log-in data, asylum authorities must choose milder means The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig has ruled that…

  • Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Captains of private sea rescue ships are supposed to question rescued persons about their wish for asylum and ignore further emergencies. The United Nations and a new Bundestag report criticise these new Italian rules. The Italian government coalition under the…

  • LeaveNoOneBehind project: An app for the right to asylum

    LeaveNoOneBehind project: An app for the right to asylum

    The project “Claim Asylum EU” aims to help people seeking protection in the European Union. This is necessary because the border authorities at the EU’s external borders are breaking international law on a massive scale. In the 1951 Geneva Convention…

  • New camps in Greece: Panopticon for refugees

    New camps in Greece: Panopticon for refugees

    A “hotspot” for asylum seekers is opening on Samos, which inmates describe as “Guantanamo”. The EU Commission finds such facilities dignified, and therefore finances them completely. The pilot project will be monitored with motion detectors, behavioural recognition and drones. Two…

  • Spain wants to station its gendarmerie in Gibraltar

    Spain wants to station its gendarmerie in Gibraltar

    Frontex should actually control the new EU external borders at the Rock of Gibraltar. According to an EU paper, however, the Guardia Civil will take over border tasks there for the first time. In addition to maritime surveillance, this concerns…