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United Nations Summit on the refugees « crisis »

30 September 2016 – In a world counting more than 250 million migrants, of which 65 million are refugees and displaced persons, we were expecting strong commitments by nations in the framework of the “Summit for refugees and migrants” which took place on the 19th September, at the opening of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. It was, indeed, the first time since its creation that the UN decided to devote a day to the migrants “crisis”, with the aim of achieving an international community response to the mass displacement of refugees and migrants.

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Is the Schengen system in crisis?

30 September 2016 – During this year’s debates on the revision of Schengen, the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament commissioned a study to a research team, that has just been published under the title « Internal border controls in the Schengen area is Schengen crisis-proof ? ». The aim was to analyse the state of governance of the system, with several member States reintroducing internal border controls, and the possible need to reform it.

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“… And the European external borders will be better guarded!”

30 September 2016 – After the approval of the European Parliament, the JHA Council has approved the creation of the European Border and Coast Guard, proposed by the Commission in December 2015. The aim was to enhance Frontex for an integrated European management of the external borders.

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A reinforced Frontex agency, EU turns a deaf ear to NGO’s warnings

More powerful than ever and enjoying complete impunity, the EU border management agency has a new name with a reinforced mandate. The European Union has indeed opted for an increase in the means allocated to deportation, control and external cooperation activities, with no regard for the rights of migrants and refugees.

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Turkey – Academics for Peace – Call for solidarity

In January 2016, 2,218 scholars from Turkey signed a petition titled “We will not be a party to this crime,” also known as the Peace Petition. Since then the signatories (“Academics for Peace”) have been subject to heavy pressure and persecution. Hund reds of them have faced criminal and disciplinary investigations, custody, imprisonment, or violent threats. Several academics have been dismissed or suspended, some were forced to resign or leave the country.

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Turkey – January 2016 – Urgent call for solidarity!

In January 2016, 2,218 scholars from Turkey signed a petition titled “We will not be a party to this crime,” also known as the Peace Petition. Since then the signatories (“Academics for Peace”) have been subject to heavy pressure and persecution. Hund reds of them have faced criminal and disciplinary investigations, custody, imprisonment, or violent threats. Several academics have been dismissed or suspended, some were forced to resign or leave the country.

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