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Austria: alien law package, asylum act, alien police act, expulsion detention

Constitutional doubts on Austria’s news asylum and alien law
Vienna – On 21 July 2005 Austria’s controversial asylum act has passed the Regional Council. Because of many restrictions the opposition announced legal actions at the Constitutional Court before the act will come into force on January 1st, 2006. Human rights organisations criticise lacks in legal protection, the introduction of forcible feeding of asylum seekers and wide range authorisations for the police forces.

Workshop: The History of European Integration: 1950-2005

Weekend seminar hosted in Ponte de Lima Portugal between 22 - 26 September led by Professor Peter Ludlow, Chairman of EuroComment and Dr Piers Ludlow, Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and assisted by among others, Niels Ersboell, The Secretary General of the Council of Ministers from 1980-94. For further information on the seminar, an outline and course fees please email: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

Beklenen karar : Türklerin sınırdışı edilmesi artı

 Leipzig kentinde Federal İdari mahkemesinin (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) 03.08.2004 tarihindeki, esas no 1 C 29.02 kararı Almanya ve Türkiye arasında diplomatik trafiğin yoğunlaşıp gerginleşmeye yolaçtığı izleniyor. Karar neyi içeriyor  ?

Great Britain, France, Germany: Expulsions and Deportations to Kabul – Afghanist

Last Tuesday, a charter plane started from London via Paris to Kabul in order to deport at least sixty afghan refugees from the UK and France whose asylum applications had been denied. Already in June, the Interior ministers from the five major countries in Europe, i.e. Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Great Britain had announced their plans to undertake joint deportation flights in order to increase the number of expulsions. However, these deportations face serious concerns in respect of international conventions and human rights standards.

Migrant's rights in Poland: European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

The asylum situation in the new EU-Countries: Residence law and refugee integration in Poland
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)’s report on Poland which has been released on 14 of June 2005 reveals the positive aspects of a new Law on Granting Protection to Aliens on the Territory of the Republic of Poland, which came into force in September 2003. It also looks at the law on Social Assistance that came into force in March 2004 that provides a programme of individual integration for those with refugee status. This includes language courses and social assistance to suit individual needs. 

Germany: European Arrest Warrant Act void, Constitutional Court, 2 BvR 2236/04

KARLSRUHE, Germany - In its judgment of 18 July 2005, the Second Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court declared the European Arrest Warrant Act (Europäisches Haftbefehlsgesetz) void. According to the Court, the Act encroaches upon the freedom from extradition (Article 16.2 of the Basic Law) in a disproportionate manner because the legislature has not exhausted the margins afforded to it by the Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant in such a way that the implementation of the Framework Decision for incorporation into national law shows the highest possible consideration in respect of the fundamental right concerned.

Srebrenica – Bosnian refugees, 10th anniversary, Joschka Fischer, deportation

Srebrenica - Commemoration on the 10th anniversary in Bosnia – weak refugee protection for Bosnian refugees in Germany
On Sunday and Monday, 10-11 July 2005 there has been the 10th anniversary of the massacre of Srebrenica. On this occasion 50.000 people came to the memorial site at Potocari. On the other hand, refugee protection status and hence the conditions to stay of the 170.000 Bosnian refugees living in Germany is problematical, as told the German integration representative, Marie Louise Beck.

Justice and Home Affairs: Franco Frattini and Luc Frieden visit the External Bor

WARSAW - Last week, Vice President of the European Commission Franco Frattini, responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security, and Luxembourg Justice minister Luc Frieden, on behalf of the EU Presidency, were in Poland for a visit to the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States (FRONTEX Agency).

German asylum procedure, World Refugee Day, Memorandum II, human rights

German asylum procedure under attack - experts call on the refugee agency to rebuild trust in asylum seekers
BERLIN – on the occasion of the world refugee day on Monday 20 June 2005 the German Institute for Human Rights and UNHCR jointly convened the 5th refugee symposium in Berlin. Around 400 experts discussed current problems of refugee protection as human rights protection. A group of ten asylum, human rights, lawyer’s and charity organisations presented the „Memorandum II: today’s situation of the German asylum procedure” which has been discussed controversially.

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