Externalizing EU migration management policies: responsibility and justice for human rights and refugee protection violations

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from: 14:00
to: 16:00

Join this webinar that will assess the externalisation of migration management policies in the European Union in light of refugee protection and human rights.

This Policy Meeting focuses on key issues related to responsibility and accountability of EU Member States and European Institutions policies externalizing migration management to third countries.

Illustrative examples of EU cooperation with various African countries include indirect forms of EU support through financial and operational assistance and trainings prioritizing interceptions and pull backs at sea, ‘capacity building’ on migration management and border surveillance and the criminalization of human smuggling and irregular migration.

These policies are increasingly coming along policy instruments aimed at facilitating mobility of asylum seekers and refugees through so-called “complementary pathways” which present highly selective and constraining features. These include for instance Emergency Transit Mechanisms (EMT), humanitarian corridors and private/community sponsorships.

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