Category Archives: EU-Turkey Deportation Regime

Ongoing Criminalization of Refugee Protests – Upcoming trials against migrants on Lesvos

The criminalization of refugees protesting for their rights on Lesvos Island continues. In April 2018, 32 people from the Moria 35 who had been arrested arbitrarily following a peaceful sit-in strike were convicted without any reliable evidence. Now, three more … Continue reading

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Deportation as Business Model

Deportation as a Business Model The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, better known as Frontex, supports the operational implementation of the deportations under the EU-Turkey statement. This means that the agency is responsible for deploying so-called “forced-return escorts” that … Continue reading

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Infrastructure of Deportations

We just published our first blogpost about the EU-Turkey deportation regime. In this post  we briefly illustrate the different phases of deportations from Lesvos to Turkey to  point out the roles of important players who facilitate these practices of removal. … Continue reading

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