In this week’s news highlights: Ethiopian Prime Minister wins the Nobel Peace Prize; Sudan transitional government and Sudan rebel groups are discussing peace; BBC journalist witnesses state control in Eritrea; Eritreans and Ethiopians stuck at US-Mexico border; EU member states defer export of weapons to Turkey, as President Erdogan’s actions are condemned; European countries unlikely to resettle promised number of refugees before deadline; New report urges Switzerland to improve protection of trafficking victims; Hungary likely to appear before the Court of Justice for non-compliance on EU migration law; Refugees protest mass-UNHCR rejection; journalist reports EU pays UN to keep refugees in Libya; Morocco and EU working on migration deal; and Rescue-boats save close to 300 people
On October 16, Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) organised a conference along with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), celebrating the publication of its recent report on “Rethinking EU migration and asylum policies”. At the conference, European migration politics and EU-African partnerships were discussed amongst various panels with experts on the two matters.
On Monday, 3 June 2019, a group of international lawyers submitted a legal document to the International Criminal Court (ICC), in which they call for open investigation of the EU migration policies that, according to lawyers, contributed to the death of thousands migrants crossing Mediterranean sea. This punitive action is directed against the EU and its’ member states that played important role during migration crisis, particularly Italy, Germany and France.