Category: Migration

The ECtHR Decision in ND and NT: New Human Rights Limits for Frontex?

Valentina Rioseco Vallejos On 3 October 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down its judgement in ND and NT v Spain. It held that the immediate refoulement of two persons from sub-Saharan Africa, carried out by the Spanish Guardia Civil at the Melilla border in August 2014, had violated Article 4 of …

The UK’s Approach to EU Citizenship, Criminality and Expulsion

Leandro Mancano LERU Brexit Seminar Over recent years, foreign nationals in the United Kingdom subject to criminal investigations – let alone convictions – have increasingly experienced an (un)happy ending to their residence in Britain. The aftermath of the 2005 London terrorist attacks resulted in a toughening up of relevant rules concerning the protection of foreigners …

Six Unrealistic Brexit Expectations the UK Government Should Avoid

Anthony Salamone While the UK’s record on negotiating with the EU has been mixed, it is nevertheless nearing one of the largest and most important diplomatic endeavours in its history with the Brexit negotiations, writes Anthony Salamone. He sets out six strategically unrealistic expectations which the UK should take care not to embrace, in order …

Slovakia’s EU Presidency: Migration, Brexit and More

Karen Henderson When Slovakia takes up its first EU Council presidency at the start of July, it will face no shortage of challenges, not least the migration situation and the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, writes Karen Henderson. She comments that, although opposition parties would be happy to bring down the government during the presidency, …

The UK’s EU Referendum: Implications for Scotland’s Constitutional Settlement

Sarah Craig, Maria Fletcher and Nina Miller-Westoby In-Depth Analysis Scotland’s devolved powers have become progressively interconnected with both UK law and EU law, write Sarah Craig, Maria Fletcher and Nina Miller-Westoby. Focusing on the area of migration policy, they argue that, whatever the outcome of the EU referendum, the resulting legislative changes will have an …

Brexit and Migration: The Focus on EU Membership is Misplaced

Christina Boswell Britain’s Decision | The EU Referendum Immigration is one of the most prominent issues in the EU referendum debate, writes Christina Boswell. She argues that many of the concerns about immigration in the UK are not necessarily linked to EU membership, and questions about levels of immigration and the relationship with the economy …

NATO’s Role in the Refugee Crisis: Building Bridges with the EU

Nina Græger The activities that NATO has undertaken to address the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean focus on intelligence and surveillance, and are designed to complement the efforts of the EU and Turkey, writes Nina Græger. She argues that the operation builds on years of informal cooperation between the EU and NATO, and that the …