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19 Sep 2018 description

As the stalemate continues over a common set of rules on asylum within the European Union, “externalizing,” “offshoring,” “outsourcing” and, most recently, “regionalizing” asylum and migration management in non–European Union countries remain on the agenda. So does offshoring actually work? This brief takes a comparative look at offshoring asylum and migration management in Australia, Spain, Tunisia, and the United States, and lessons learned for the European Union.

24 Jan 2017 description

In our “Case Watch” reports, lawyers at the Open Society Justice Initiative provide analysis of notable court decisions and cases that relate to their work to advance human rights law around the world.

04 Nov 2016 description

By Ezzaddean El Safi

Having made strides towards democracy, Tunisia is often hailed as the success story of the Arab uprisings. But the economic woes that triggered the revolts have yet to be addressed. Originating in rural areas where agriculture is the lifeblood of the economy, the protests that led to the Tunisian revolution highlighted the growing regional disparities that have long characterized the country.

22 Feb 2012 description

February 21, 2012 | by Costanza Hermanin

On Thursday February 23, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will rule on a case that has serious implications for the refugee policy around the world. The case in question, Hirsi and others v. Italy was brought on behalf of a group of Somali and Eritrean migrants, whose boats was intercepted in the Mediterranean by an Italian vessel in 2009.

20 Jun 2011 description

June 20, 2011 | by Layla al-Zubaidi

This interview with Hanan Abdel Rahman-Rabbani, senior program officer on women’s rights with the Open Society Foundations Arab Regional Office, originally appeared in Perspectives Middle East, a publication of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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