The serious risk caused by the Italian government’s position in the Aquarius’ issue: Spanish intervention does not relieve Italy from its responsibilities. ASGI launches the alarm: possible imminent repeat of same episodes . At the time of writing, the case of the vessel Aquarius has not yet come to an end which will hopefully be a...
With judgment 2272 of May 15, 2017, the highest Italian administrative court annulled the transfer to Hungary of an asylum seeker pursuant to Regulation 604/2013, thus confirming its previous position expressed in judgment no. 4004/2016.
“Migrants will not have the same rights as other citizens, and this by statute. This is an unbearable, discriminatory approach” which limits “in a very clear and precise manner the right to asylum”. Association for Legal Studies on Immigration (Asgi) president Lorenzo Trucco is worried and forebodes a “very dark horizon”.Here’s what lies behind the...
The country report on Italy is online.This update was written by Caterina Bove of the Association for Legal Studies on Immigration (ASGI), and was edited by ECRE.
Less access to justice for asylum seekers, more power to government in an extremely sensitive field that directly involves the protection of individual liberties. Italian Decree Law 13/2017 is a missed opportunity according to ASGI and MD.
What is legal in the push-backs carried out directly on trains by French police? “Basically nothing,” says ASGI lawyer Anna Brambilla, who has long been following the situation at the French-Italian border: “The problem is a very complex one, and there are many violations.”
Italy-Libya memorandum of understanding on migration and development: English translation
The new foreign policy of the EU Commission and Council: development funds instrumentally used as bargaining chips to reach agreements and partnerships with third countries in order to repel migrants and refugees.
ASGI condems the seriousness and illegitimacy of the telegram sent on January 26th 2017 by the italian Interior Ministry which invited the prefectures in Rome, Turin, Brindisi and Caltanisetta, “ in undertaking ad hoc services in order to trace irregular Nigerian citizens within the national territory”.
Turin, Budapest 17 July 2015: Our NGOs welcome the recent court decision in the “La Continassa” case. While racist motives are often ignored in cases of violence against Roma, in this case an Italian court handled the matter properly. This conviction by the Turin Criminal Court, finding people guilty of a violent assault on a Roma...