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In-depth this week: Migrations
For its annual report on the European borders, Migreurop has chosen to emphasize three main steps of the fights led by the authorities against the candidates to migration: the controls of their movements, detention and deportation. Denouncing the « externalization » process of the European union migratory policy, Migreurop shows how third countries are obliged, through the threat of the reconsideration of cooperation agreements and development aid, not only to readmit the migrants chased from Europe, but also to keep them on their own territory from travelling towards its doors.
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In-depth this week: Internally Displaced Persons
In-depth this week: Durban Review Conference 2009
The only issue discussed relating to United Nations Durban Review Conference on racism seemed to be Ahmadinejad and the Euro/North American boycotters. It could have been a chance to highlight other key issues like racism against vulnerable groups such as the Roma and the Dalit or the importance of reparations for descendants of the European-Atlantic slave trade. Yet again the racist reality that is life for Palestinians was hidden beneath the political rhetoric.
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Migrants are commonly seen as both unwanted intruders and powerless victims, but Laura Agustin own ideas work to break down this duality and think about power in different ways. Laura Agustín writes as a lifelong migrant and sometime worker in both nongovernmental and academic projects about sex, travel and work.

Selected news
Access to health care: A fundamental right not respected in Europe
Tue Dec 14 2010 - Source: HUMA
The HUMA network is publishing a first comparative inventory of the legislations in 10 European countries on access to health care for undocumented migrants and asylum seekers.
UN experts urge Thailand to stop immediately the expulsions of Hmong
Sat Jan 02 2010 - Source: OHCHR
Two independent experts of the UN Human Rights Council expressed their grave concern at reports of forcible return of large numbers of Hmong from Thailand to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Updates on undocumented migrants in Europe
The last edition of PICUM's newsletter, released August 2008, focuses on news items and policy developments concerning the basic social rights of undocumented migrants in Europe. (PDF format).

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