The battle for the jus soli

Following the proposal by the Italian politician Enrico Letta, who recently became secretary of the Democratic Party, the debate on jus soli – namely the birthright citizenship, which allows anyone born in the territory of a State to nationality or citizenship – has been renewed in Italy. A new law for jus soli would be crucial for hundreds of thousands of children and teenagers that live in the country since birth but without having obtained citizenship yet. […]

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Access to Covid-19 vaccines for asylum seekers, migrants and refugees

Since the end of December 2020, most European Member states have started carrying out vaccination campaigns following specific orders of priority. European countries have defined targeted groups who should get priority in these vaccination campaigns. For instance, apart from health care and frontline workers, older persons over 80 years of age or essential staff working in schools and universities were identified as categories that should have priority access to vaccines. […]

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The perpetuation of fear and disinformation around migration by the media in the EU

Images and videos of French police officers employing violence against migrants protesting in Place de la République in central Paris were broadcasted to the world on November 23. The protest in Paris was organised by humanitarian organizations to claim against the unjust displacement of hundreds of people and alert the public to the plight of migrants and refugees. […]

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The European complicity in Croatian border violence against migrants and asylum seekers

The major importance of the Balkan route in terms of migration towards Europe is internationally known. Nevertheless, the international regulations on the subject of asylum are heavily disregarded in this area by the local authorities. In the last years, the number of episodes of violence and abuses against migrants and refugees have been significantly growing. […]

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