On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed the Maltese government a Rule 39 interim order blocking the return of around 45 Somali migrants from Malta to Libya. The decision was prompted by an application brought by the Jesuit Refugee Service and People for Change Foundation, together with a number of supporting organisations.
In a new report, Amnesty International shows that Greek authorities are acting in flagrant violation of international law by pushing back migrants and refugees to Turkey, without any consideration of their protection needs.
On July 8, EASO (European Asylum Support Office) released its Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2012.
As of July 1st, a new law amending the asylum legislation entered into force in Hungary. The text was adopted even before the European Parliament voted formally on the recast Reception Conditions Directive.
After five years of negotiations, on June 12, 2013, the European Parliament voted on the remaining legislative pieces of the ‘asylum package’, which encompasses the recast Asylum Procedures and Reception directives, and the Dublin and Eurodac Regulations, as well as the recast Qualification Directive already adopted in 2011.
The European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs have adopted a joint communication this week, mapping out the EU response to the Syrian conflict.
The European Commission published its 4th Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum providing a statistical and political overview of 2012.
Asylum seekers and refugees face a real risk of homelessness in Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Poland, according to a series of studies sponsored by UNHCR.