Pushbacks and Rights Violations at Europe's Borders: From Evidence to Action
Following the publication of the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, civil society, policy makers and EU institutions will come together to discuss the Europe-wide evidence of pushbacks, as well as potential solutions in policy, law and practice
The systematic use of ‘pushbacks’ at internal and external borders has emerged as a disconcerting Europe-wide migration management approach, met by a persistent sense of impunity and lack of accountability.
Following the publication of the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, civil society, policy makers and EU institutions will come together online to discuss the evidence as well as potential solutions in policy, law and practice.
11-11.10 Welcome & Introduction
11.10 -11.40 Examining the Evidence & Institutional Obstacles
- Barbara Joannon, Refugee Rights Europe: Key findings from the Europe-wide pushbacks report
- Eva Cosse, Human Rights Watch: Evidence on Greece
- Henrik Nielsen, Head of Unit C3 - Asylum, European Commission: Reflections on EU Institutional Responses
11.40-12.15 Civil Society Action
- Forensic Architecture: Investigations on European border pushbacks
- ASGI: Internal border pushbacks and strategic litigation
- Josephine Liebl, ECRE: Civil society reflections on relevant aspects of the New Pact
12.15-12.45 Ending Abuses & Ensuring Accountability at the EU level
- MEP Tineke Strik, Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, EU Parliament
- Tamás Molnár, Legal Research Officer, EU Fundamental Rights Agency
- Drahoslav Štefánek, Special Representative on Migration and Refugees, Council of Europe
12.45-12.50 Closing Remarks
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