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Guest Post: The effect of negative labelling – Why are we still talking about ‘migrants’? NEW
Migrants at Sea 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
By Dr Melissa Phillips As the number of people arriving by boat to Europe continues to rise, so does the rhetoric about an influx of ‘illegal migrants’, ‘boat migrants’ , ‘migrant boats’ and just plain ‘illeg...
Conference: “Using Human Security as a legal framework to analyse the Common European Asylum System”, CLEER, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, 4 July NEW
Migrants at Sea 2 Months, 11 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) will hold conduct the following conference on 4 July in the Hague: ‘Using Human Security as a legal framework to analyse the Common European Asylum System.’ The event is free &hellip...
Panel Discussion: “Heading to Europe: Safe Haven or Graveyard?,” Radboud University Nijmegen, 16 May NEW
Migrants at Sea 4 Months, 1 Week, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
From the organizers: The Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law of the European Society of International Law, the Centre for Migration Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen and the Amsterdam Center for International Law of the University of Ams...
“Mediterranean flows into Europe: Migration and the EU’s foreign policy” – Analysis by European Parliament DG for External Policies NEW
Migrants at Sea 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The EP’s Directorate-General for External Policies just released an Analysis, “Mediterranean flows into Europe: Migration and the EU’s foreign policy,” in which it reviews the EU’s external policies and instruments relat...
“Mediterranean flows into Europe: Migration and the EU’s foreign policy” – Analysis by European Parliament DG for External Policies NEW
Migrants at Sea 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The EP’s Directorate-General for External Policies just released an Analysis, “Mediterranean flows into Europe: Migration and the EU’s foreign policy,” in which it reviews the EU’s external policies and instruments relat...
Interview with Frontex Director Laitinen NEW
Migrants at Sea 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Several months ago the Finnish newspaper Fifi Voima published an interview with Frontex Director Ilkka Laitinen.  It is an interesting article if you read Finnish or use a translator (unfortunately Google translate does not handle Finnish well).
Interview with Frontex Director Laitinen NEW
Migrants at Sea 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Several months ago the Finnish newspaper Fifi Voima published an interview with Frontex Director Ilkka Laitinen.  It is an interesting article if you read Finnish or use a translator (unfortunately Google translate does not handle Finnish well).
Statewatch Analysis – “New EU rules on maritime surveillance: will they stop the deaths and push-backs in the Mediterranean?” NEW
Migrants at Sea 5 Months, 2 Minutes ago
Statewatch last month released a new Analysis of the EU Regulation for Frontex-coordinated surveillance of external sea borders which is scheduled for a plenary vote in the European Parliament in April.  The Analysis, written by Prof. Steve Peer...
Statewatch Analysis – “New EU rules on maritime surveillance: will they stop the deaths and push-backs in the Mediterranean?” NEW
Migrants at Sea 5 Months, 2 Minutes ago
Statewatch last month released a new Analysis of the EU Regulation for Frontex-coordinated surveillance of external sea borders which is scheduled for a plenary vote in the European Parliament in April.  The Analysis, written by Prof. Steve Peer...
UNHCR Calls on Countries to Protect Syrian Refugees and Ensure Access to Territory; Syrians are Now Largest Nationality Using Sea Routes to Reach Italy NEW
Migrants at Sea 10 Months, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
In a statement made earlier today, UNHCR noted the “growing numbers of Syrians seeking safety in Europe” and expressed its concern “about severe difficulties these displaced people face during their passage and at borders. This incl...
UNHCR Calls on Countries to Protect Syrian Refugees and Ensure Access to Territory; Syrians are Now Largest Nationality Using Sea Routes to Reach Italy NEW
Migrants at Sea 10 Months, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
In a statement made earlier today, UNHCR noted the “growing numbers of Syrians seeking safety in Europe” and expressed its concern “about severe difficulties these displaced people face during their passage and at borders. This incl...
Details (and Document) Regarding EU Mediterranean States Opposition to Proposed Frontex Sea Borders Regulation NEW
Migrants at Sea 10 Months, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The document from the six states which oppose the Search and Rescue and Disembarkation provisions of the proposed Frontex Sea Borders Regulation is available via Statewatch.  (h/t to Neil Falzon and Aditus for pointing this out).  The docum...
Details (and Document) Regarding EU Mediterranean States Opposition to Proposed Frontex Sea Borders Regulation NEW
Migrants at Sea 10 Months, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The document from the six states which oppose the Search and Rescue and Disembarkation provisions of the proposed Frontex Sea Borders Regulation is available via Statewatch.  (h/t to Neil Falzon and Aditus for pointing this out).  The docum...
EU Mediterranean States Oppose Provisions of Proposed Frontex Sea Borders Regulation Relating to Rescue and Disembarkation NEW
Migrants at Sea 10 Months, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
One week ago Commissioner Cecilia Malmström called for an “extensive Frontex search and rescue operation that would cover the Mediterranean from Cyprus to Spain.” Yesterday the ANSA news service reported that all six EU Mediterranean...
Frontex FRAN Report for Q1 2013 NEW
Migrants at Sea 10 Months, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
In July of this year, Frontex released its first quarter (January – March) 2013 report. As in past quarters, the 70-page report provided in-depth information about irregular migration patterns at the EU external borders. The report is based on...
Chappatte on the latest disaster at Lampedusa NEW
Migrants at Sea 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Tagged: Chappatte, Deaths at sea, European Union, Italy, Lampedusa, Libya...
Frontex Periodic Update on the Central Mediterranean NEW
Migrants at Sea 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
As it does periodically, Frontex yesterday released a short update regarding the “Central Mediterranean Route.” The timing of its release presumably had nothing to do with the October 3rd disaster at Lampedusa.  The update makes no r...
Lampedusa – 300 or more dead in latest accident, what can be done to stop migrant deaths at sea? NEW
Migrants at Sea 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Italian authorities have so far recovered about 120 bodies from yesterday’s accident a very very short distance from the shores of Lampedusa. Authorities believe there may be more than 150 bodies of children, women, and men still to be recovere...
Frontex FRAN Report for Q4 2012 NEW
Migrants at Sea 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
This summary is a follow-up to our previous post, which discussed the Frontex FRAN third quarter report for 2012. In May of this year, Frontex released its report for the fourth quarter (October – December) of 2012. (Frontex has since …...
Frontex FRAN Report for Q3 2012 NEW
Migrants at Sea 1 Year, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
In January of this year, the Frontex Risk Analysis Unit (RAU) released its 2012 Third Quarter Report (July – September 2012). (Frontex has since released Reports for Q4 2012 and Q1 2013; we will post summaries of these more recent … Cont...