Niger plays a central role in European migration governance strategies. Since 2015, with the approval of Law No. 36, the dynamics of countering freedom of movement have multiplied: behind the rhetoric of combating trafficking and smuggling, there are the pressing EU interests of curbing mobility. Since 2015, there has been a redefinition of the objectives […]
Trafficking and exploitation of Nigerian women: the impact of borders externalization policies on the right to international protection The containment of mobility from Libya and the use of so-called voluntary return programmes have a specific impact on the access to protection of migrants. This focus analyzes, through five in-depth articles, the way in which Nigerian […]
Conclusions of a joint international conference Video of the press conference On 19, 20 and 21 May 2021, four human rights organisations – ASGI, NULAI Nigeria, ASF and CIHRS – organised an international conference on the subject of “Border externalization policies: consequences on mobility in Africa and on the right to asylum”. During the conference, […]
By Martina Cociglio, Lorenzo Figoni and Marina Mattirolo “I have never seen so many Tunisian nationals repatriated so quickly from the removal centre (CPR) in Turin”, ASGI lawyer Maurizio Veglio notes. “Everything happens in a very short time. They enter a removal centre, are taken before a Justice of the Peace and, within a few […]
Reports from a number of transit countries for migrants en route towards the EU show that the spread of Covid-19 throughout the African continent, albeit much more limited than most expected, is being used as a tool to further reduce border crossings and mobility in general.
ASGI expresses concern that the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (“Frontex”) may implement collective push-backs of migrants intercepted in the Atlantic to Senegal.
As part of the procedure for supervising the judgment of the EDU Court Sharifi and others vs Italy and Greece and starting from observation and scientific study, ASGI, Ambasciata dei diritti di Ancona, l’Associazione Gruppo Lavoro Rifugiati, SOS Diritti Venezia e No Name Kitchen, sent a communication in order to bring to the attention of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe the profiles of substantial continuity of the current procedures implemented at the Adriatic ports with respect to detrimental practices of the rights sanctioned by the Court on 21 October 2014. The Committee therefore decided to continue the procedure for supervising the implementation of the sentence.
ASGI is shocked to learn that Moussa Tchangari, secretary general of the Nigerien Alternative Espaces Citoyens (AEC) association, was arrested at the end of a demonstration held in Niamey on March 15, 2020 and is still being held arbitrarily.
In cooperation with the Legal Clinic of the University of Roma Tre, the project “Oruka – Beyond the border” organized the self-training event for researchers, experts and legal practitioners “The new Frontex regulation and the agency’s extended powers: possible perspectives for strategic litigation”.
ASGI learned with apprehension that on Saturday December 14th the journalist and human rights activist Rida Fahil al-Bom was arrested at Tripoli while returning from Tunisia.