The conference “Externalization of borders: Practices of detention and denial of the right to asylum”, to be held in Lagos on 25-26 February 2020, is promoted by ASGI as part of the Sciabaca & Oruka projects and aims to foster a public debate among African and European organizations on how border policies affect African citizens’ rights and their freedom of movement.
Through the conference ASGI also aims to strengthen a network among organizations already engaged in countering externalization policies implemented by Italy and Europe.
Some of the topics to be discussed at the conference include: readmission agreements between EU and Sub-Saharan countries; victims of human trafficking and their right to international protection; protection gaps for victims of trafficking in transit and European countries, and upon return to their country of origin; freedom of movement within Africa and the impact of European policies on the ECOWAS region.
The initiative represents a key step in the creation of an international network to support victims of violations stemming from repressive European externalization policies.
Registration is open until 10 February 2020.
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“Externalization of borders: Practices of detention and denial of the right to asylum”
Lagos 25 and 26 February 2020
Venue: Sheraton Hotel (30, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way)