Roadmap on asylum and migration and rotating Council presidencies: what implications for EU asylum and migration law?

The signature of the Joint Roadmap on Asylum and Migration by the European Parliament and Council heralds a busy legislative period that could have significant and lasting impact, not only on legislation, but on the direction European Asylum and migration law takes in the future. The proposed large overhaul of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) seems unlikely to pass in time and the Czech Council presidency is attempting to pass smaller, more consensual pieces of legislation; but according to critics also more problematic in their implications such as the instrumentalization regulation.This regulation, according to some, would make permanently accessible emergency opt out mechanisms, weakening EU asylum law and the international asylum system as a whole

News Highlights: Millions face humanitarian crisis in the Horn, Hundreds forcibly returned to Libya, UK pushback plan abandoned

In this week’s News Highlights: UN warns of humanitarian catastrophe in the Horn of Africa; Tigray forces say they have withdrawn from the Afar region; ‘Collapse’ of the health system in Tigray; Twenty muslim worshippers killed in clash in Ethiopia; UN pushed towards the exit door of Sudan; UN warns against escalation in Darfur; 171 migrants and refugees rescued, hundreds more forcibly returned to Libya; 17 migrants and refugees found dead off Tunisian coast, several others still missing; New European plan to facilitate legal immigration; Pushback plan in the Channel from the UK abandoned for legal reasons; EU questions ecological aspects of the anti-migrant wall between Poland and Belarus; Bulgarian human trafficking network targeted in France.

News Highlights: Humanitarian truce in Ethiopia, Eritreans deported from Egypt, Tigray demonstration in Brussels as leaders gather

In this week’s News Highlights: Indefinite humanitarian truce in Tigray; Attack on Ethiopian IDP camp likely a war crime, says HRW; Do not look away from Ethiopia now, warns journalist; Millions in Tigray food-insecure as they wait for aid; US Envoy visits Ethiopia as Ethiopia sanction bill is discussed; Tigray education bureau states 88% of classrooms severely damaged; US sanctions Sudan’s Central Reserve Police for violence against protestors; Save the Children warns of hunger due to wheat shortage in Sudan; Concern as main opposition party of South Sudan withdraws from security mechanisms; ‘hellish existence’ for women and girls in South Sudan conflict; Eritreans deported from Egypt, says refugee platform; 25 bodies found from shipwreck off Tunisian coasts, fears for 25 others; Amnesty International calls Libyan authority to respect freedom of speech; Tigray diaspora protest in Brussels on occasion of visit of Biden; UK crossings increase due to good weather; Tensions arises between London and Brussels over Ukrainian refugees; Number of migrants and refugees trying to cross the border between Poland and Belarus on the rise; Syrian refugee to sue Frontex for illegal pushback to Turkey.