The deportation machine: Europe, asylum and human rights
Citing over 200 detailed case studies, The deportation machine: Europe, asylum and human rights shows how opportunist political campaigning puts the lives of asylum seekers at risk.
The research highlights how target-driven deportation policies are:
- institutionalising brutality by legitimising the use of force in removals often in violation of domestic law;
- removing protection from refugees fleeing conflict and violating humanitarian law intended to protect the traumatised and severely ill;
- undermining the UN Convention and the Rights of the Child which requires that child’s best interests be paramount in executive and judicial decisions and actions;
- leading to overcrowding, poor and unsanitary conditions in detention centres.
Read an abridged version in French (pdf file, 151kb).
By Liz Fekete. A5, 78pp., ISBN 0 85001 066 7, 2005.