Berlin

Das EU-Türkei-Abkommen und die Folgen für Schutzsuchende in Griechenland, der Türkei und Deutschland

Podiumsdiskussion

20.11.2017, 00:00 Uhr

The EU-Turkey-Statement from March 2016 stipulates that "[a]ll new irregular migrants crossing from Turkey into Greek islands as from 20 March 2016 will be returned to Turkey". Under the adjusted procedures, people who arrive on the Greek islands are subjected to accelerated border procedures and an initial admissibility test on their asylum claim.
 
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO), an EU agency, is in charge of "recommending" a decision to the competent Greek Asylum Service. Based on the dubious assumption that Turkey is a safe third country, many refugees currently face the risk of being deported back there. Cases against this further erosion of the right to asylum are pending at the European Court of Human Rights. At the same time, EASO’s practice is under scrutiny by the European Ombudsman, due to a complaint lodged by ECCHR.
 
This panel will look into the ongoing abysmal situation in the Greek Hotspots and discuss the post-deportation risks faced by individuals returned to Turkey. Orçun Ulusoy and Jill Alpes will present the results of their research in the framework of the University of Utrecht’s project on “Migration Deals”, which provides a critical assessment of the effects of the EU-Turkey Agreement. Following this analysis Robert Nestler and Berenice Böhlo will join to critique recent legal developments in Greece and the restart of Dublin transfers to Greece.
 
Orçun Ulusoy is a legal scholar at the Free University Amsterdam. He worked as a lawyer in Izmir and was a founding member of ‘Kayiki’, a network of Turkish and Greek human rights activists, researchers and lawyers working on asylum and migration.
 
Dr. Jill Alpes is a legal anthropologist and independent consultant. She worked as senior policy officer on human rights and deportations at Amnesty International and is a researcher at the University of Utrecht. She also served as coordinator for the post-deportation monitoring network.
 
Robert Nestler is a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and Board Member of Refugee Law Clinics Abroad on Chios/Greece.
 
Berenice Böhlo is a lawyer in Berlin, with a focus on asylum and migration law.
 
Moderation: Carsten Gericke (Lawyer, Migration Project at ECCHR)

Stockholm

Accountability for torture in Syria – Sweden's role in the struggle against impunity

Podiumsdiskussion

20.02.2019, 18:00 Uhr

Medelhavsmuseet
Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm, Sweden

Torture, enforced disappearances and executions of political opponents, journalists, and other civilians are only some of the crimes committed by the government of Syria's president Bashar al-Assad...

Law versus Power

Buchpräsentation

06.02.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Wolfgang Kaleck, ECCHR's founder and General Secretary is presenting his new book LAW VERSUS POWER – Our Global Fight for Human Rights in the US and Berlin. 

Wolfgang Kaleck, best known as Edward...

Berlin

"Law versus Power" – Buchvorstellung Wolfgang Kaleck

Buchpräsentation

06.02.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Denkerei
Oranienplatz 2, 10999 Berlin

Im Februar erscheint Law versus Power, die englische Übersetzung von Wolfgang Kalecks Mit Recht gegen die Macht. In dem Buch beschreibt der Gründer und Generalsekretär des ECCHR, warum und wie er...

Berlin

Fünf Jahre nach den tödlichen Push-Backs von Ceuta: Die spanisch-marokkanische Grenzpolitik heute

Podiumsdiskussion

04.02.2019, 18:30 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Aufgang D), 10961 Berlin

Am 6. Februar 2014 töteten spanische Beamt_innen der Guardia Civil mindestens 15 Flüchtende und Migrant_innen bei brutalen Push-Backs (völkerrechtswidrige Zurückweisung) an der spanisch-marokkanischen...

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