Diletta Agresta and Armando Maria De Nicola Beyond control: the management of the “border” Both the European Union and its Member States have responded to the challenges posed by global migrations through the adoption of repressive policies, centred on the externalisation of the management of borders to third countries. The objective of such policies is […]
Transit country for migrants heading for Europe. Due to its strategic position, the European Union and member states are investing funds to strengthen the policy of the Libyan authorities, particularly as regards the management of migratory flows. The responsibilities of the member states with respect to the conditions of the detention centres, pull backs, evacuation procedures from the detention and resettlement centres of migrants should be investigated.
By Alice Fill and Francesco Moresco The drop in departures from Libya registered since 2017 following the introduction of policies to limit mobility has contributed to turn the country into an open-air prison. In this context of “forced stalemate” for migrants, detention for an indefinite timeframe represents the core strategy to manage irregular migration flows […]
The context – Facts and circumstances – Legal aspects Pushbacks to Libya carried out by private companies and coordinated by Italian authorities in collaboration with the so-called Libyan Coast Guard must be declared illegal. The effects of borders externalization policies under scrutiny by the Court of Rome. Five Eritrean citizens started a lawsuit against the […]
Press Conference February 12, 2021 h 12:00, Location: Zoom (Register HERE) Five Eritrean citizens were pushed back illegitimately on July 2nd, 2018 by the Augusta Offshore ship “Asso Ventinove” as part of operations coordinated by the Italian authorities stationed in Libya and with the collaboration of the so-called Libyan Coast Guard. Now they have started […]
The relationship between EU and ECOWAS and mobility control by Giulia Gasser, Ulrich Stege and Daniele Valeri Let’s help them A glance at the aid Migration management has become a central issue in the relationships between the European Union and the African countries. Whereas in 2000, the Cotonou Agreement dedicated a residual space to this […]
by Alice Fill and Francesco Moresco The Assisted Voluntary Returns (AVR) system has in recent years been the focus of increasing interest from EU Member States. Since 2016 there has been a wide dissemination of voluntary return and reintegration programmes in Africa, implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and financed both by the […]
Text of the complaint ASGI submitted a complaint to the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of Auditors in Rome, pointing out several critical issues concerning the activities carried out by some Italian NGOs in Libya with funds from the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). The complaint is based on the report “A Critical […]
ASGI (Association for Juridical Studies on Migration), FTDES (Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights) and ASF (Lawyers Without Borders) have submitted FOI requests to the Italian and Tunisian governments after the non-publication of the content of the agreement concluded on August 17, 2020. According to press reports the agreement envisages the Italian economic support […]
Press Conference July 28th, 2020, 3:30 pm CEST_Location: Zoom (here the registration form) and live on ASGI’s Facebook page. Rome/Tunis, 24 July 2020 PRESS RELEASE The Association for Juridical Studies on Migration (ASGI) and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) filed a complaint against Italy, Malta and Libya with the UN Human Rights […]
A critical overview of how Italian international cooperation funds are spent.