At the same time as governments are taking a restrictive approach towards irregular immigration, human rights are being put on the agenda by supranational jurisprudence. In what way do human rights claims have an influence on return policies?
In the aftermath of terror attacks, mass surveillance measures are the subject of heated discussions. This blog highlights the limited effectiveness of these measures and shows that if measures are re-introduced civil liberties would be put under threat.
The plan of the EU to get Security Council backing for the use of force against smugglers’ vessels in the Mediterranean is unlikely to keep irregular migrants out of harm’s way and thus hardly suitable to counter a threat to international peace.