Referendums: Manipulated as a tool to promote anti-immigrant sentiment?

by Anike Bello  Across Europe there has been an increase in the use of referendums by governments on a number of issues. Most recently, last Sunday’s referendum in Hungary was on the EU measures for the relocation of people who qualify for international protection from Greece and Italy. The aim of these specific measures is… Read More

Across the EU, asylum policies are geared more towards punishment

by Anike Bello Last week’s UN Summit on refugees and migrants in New York gave a clear indication that the majority of western governments have opted for a more restrictive asylum policy in the face of the increasing global refugee challenge. Despite the pledges to boost funding and protect the human rights of all refugees… Read More