Migration and Refugees

European Court of Justice Rules on Rights of Asylum Seekers (November 14, 2013)

Author: 
Steven Arrigg Koh

The Grand Chamber of the European Union Court of Justice (ECJ)

European Court of Justice Finds that Homosexual Applicants May Constitute a Particular Social Group for Asylum Purposes (November 7, 2013)

Author: 
Steven Arrigg Koh

The European Court of Justice

Court of Justice of the European Union Rules in Leyla Ecem Demirkan v. Bundesrepublik Deutschland That Turkish Nationals Do Not Have the Right to Enter the Territory of an EU Member State Without a Visa in Order to Obtain Services

Author: 
Kathleen Doty

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that, according to the press release, "Turkish nationals do not have the right to enter the territory of an EU Member State without a visa in or

Strengthened Protection for Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: The Kampala Convention Comes Into Force

Introduction

On December 6, 2012, the world’s first regional treaty on internal displacement came into force. Adopted in Kampala, Uganda, during an October 2009 Special Summit of Heads of State and Government on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (the “Kampala Convention”) has been signed by thirty-six African states and ratified by fifteen.[1]

 

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36
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Mike Asplet and Megan Bradley
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European Court of Human Rights Protects Migrants Against “Push Back” Operations on the High Seas

Introduction

Between 2007 and 2009, Italy and Libya (then under the rule of Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi) concluded several agreements to combat clandestine immigration. Pursuant to these agreements, Italy instated a policy of sending undocumented migrants and asylum seekers who had crossed the Mediterranean Sea from Africa back to Libya. In a number of cases, boats were intercepted on the high seas, and those on board were taken back to Libya without a prior individualized assessment of their situation and protection needs.

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16
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Jan Arno Hessbruegge
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The U.N. Security Council and the Crisis in Syria

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16
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11
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Saira Mohamed
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The UN Mapping Report Documenting Serious Crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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14
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38
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Cecile Aptel
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Lawfulness of Kosovo's Declaration of Independence

I. Introduction

Is the unilateral declaration of independence by the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government of Kosovo in accordance with international law? The International Court of Justice (ICJ or Court) answered this question in the affirmative in a groundbreaking decision issued on July 22, 2010. The Court held that the declaration was not prohibited by general international law nor by any specific sources of international law.

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27
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Bart M. J. Szewczyk
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