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Very Few Migrants Reaching Italy Apply for Asylum NEW
Migrants at Sea 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 54 Minutes ago
While roughly 170,000 migrants over the past 14 months have reached Italy or been rescued and brought to Italy, according to UNHCR and Eurostat figures, very few of them are applying for asylum in Italy. Eurostat data through November 2014 … C...
IOM Report on Recent Use of Cargo Ships to Transport Syrians to Italy NEW
Migrants at Sea 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Excerpts from a short IOM report released on 6 January 2015 on the recent use of cargo ships, specifically the Blue Sky M and the Ezadeen, to transport Syrians towards Italy: “IOM analysts do believe the prospect of single-nationality cargoes &...
Turkish Coast Guard Reports Intercepting 12,872 Migrants in Aegean Sea in 2014; Some Migrants Pushed-Back into Turkish Territorial Waters NEW
Migrants at Sea 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 16 Minutes ago
“A total of 12,872 migrants trying to cross into Greece from Turkey over the Aegean Sea were captured by Turkish Coast Guard Command teams in 524 separate incidents in 2014, while 74 people were also arrested on charges of smuggling … Co...
Frontex: Preliminary Figures Indicate 270,000 Irregular Migrants and Asylum Seekers Reached EU in 2104 – Double Previous Record Set in 2011 NEW
Migrants at Sea 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 38 Minutes ago
In an interview with EFE, “Frontex Deputy Executive Director Gil Arias Fernandez said the numbers for 2014 nearly doubled the previous record of 141,000 that was registered in 2011 and attributed to spillovers from the Arab Spring. … [Ar...
Record Number of Migrant Deaths at Sea Off Yemen in 2014 NEW
Migrants at Sea 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
From Al Jazeera: the UNHCR estimates that over 82,000 people reached Yemen from the Horn of Africa in 2104, compared to 65,000 in 2013. “The number of Africans who perished off Yemen’s coast this year is bigger than the last … Cont...
Frontex Update on Incident Involving Ezadeen Cargo Vessel NEW
Migrants at Sea 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Frontex press statement: The cargo vessel was carrying 360 migrants and had departed from Turkey. “People smugglers began using cargo vessels like Ezadeen last summer, and it has now become a new method of bringing migrants to Europe. These dec...
UNHCR: Urgent European Action Needed in Mediterranean NEW
Migrants at Sea 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Statement by Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR Europe Bureau Director, on new boat arrival in Italy: “The use of larger cargo ships is a new trend, but it is part of an ongoing and worrying situation that can no longer be ignored … Continue readin...
Frontex: Update on Operation Triton; Growing Use of Larger Vessels by Smugglers NEW
Migrants at Sea 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 3 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Frontex last week released updated information on Operation Triton since its launch on 1 November. Frontex also reported on the growing use by smugglers of older freighters and cargo vessels which are being obtained primarily in south-eastern Turkey...
OHCHR Releases Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders NEW
Migrants at Sea 5 Months, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights yesterday issued Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders. OHCHR, along with multiple stakeholders, has been working on the principles and guidelines since 201...
UNHCR: Significant Increase in Deaths at Sea Off Yemen Coincides with Increasing Numbers of Migrants Reaching Yemen by Boat NEW
Migrants at Sea 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Excerpts from UNHCR press statement 17 Oct. 2104: “[T]here has been a sharp increase this year in the number of migrants and asylum-seekers losing their lives in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, with more … Conti...
OHCHR to Issue Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders (22 Oct-Brussels; 23 Oct-New York) NEW
Migrants at Sea 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights next week will launch Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders. The Guidelines will be released and discussed at events in Brussels on 22 October 2014 and New...
Guest Post: The effect of negative labelling – Why are we still talking about ‘migrants’? NEW
Migrants at Sea 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 16 Hours, 44 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 9 Months, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 53 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 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 37 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 1 Year, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 43 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 1 Year, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 43 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 1 Year, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 27 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 1 Year, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 27 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 1 Year, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 48 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 1 Year, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 48 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...