IMMIGRATION
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Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. An immigrant is someone who intends to reside permanently, and not a casual visitor or traveler. Immigration means "in-migration" into a country, and is the reverse of emigration, or "out-migration." The long term and/or permanent movement of human population in general, whether into, out of, or within countries (or before the existence of recognised countries) is regarded as migration... [ Wikipedia ]


ICC drops crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan president
December 5, 2014
International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda dropped the charges of murder, rape, persecution, deportation and other inhumane acts against Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on Friday. This action comes after an ICC trial chamber order on Wednesday that required the prosecutor to....... [more]

EU court bans homosexuality tests for asylum seekers
December 2, 2014
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Tuesday that refugees seeking asylum on the basis of homosexuality can not be subjected to tests or interrogations in order to prove their sexual orientation. The court nullified the previous practice of verification based on homosexual stereotypes and detai....... [more]

UK PM threatens to leave EU if no welfare payments changes allowed
November 28, 2014
UK Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech Friday raised the possibility of the UK leaving the EU if other member state leaders block plans to restrict access to welfare payments for migrants. Cameron outlined proposed welfare reform which would block European migrants to the UK from receiving welf....... [more]

Utah reaches settlement over immigration law
November 26, 2014
The Utah Attorney General's Office reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday over a controversial immigration law. The "Utah Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act" was criticized as encouraging racial profiling as it allowed police officers to stop individuals to....... [more]

Bangladesh special tribunal convicts opposition leader of war crimes
November 13, 2014
The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday convicted opposition politician MA Zahid Hossain Khokon to death for his role in killings and other war crimes perpetrated during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The Tribunal found the accused guilty of the offenses of "murder, torture, d....... [more]

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested while entering Thailand
November 4, 2014
A founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested under an Interpol warrant on Monday when he was trying to cross from Laos into Thailand. Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, along with other Pirate Bay co-founders, was convicted of aiding copyright infringement by a Swedish court in 2009, an....... [more]

Israel Cabinet approves law enabling easier conversions to Judaism
November 3, 2014
The Cabinet of Israel approved a new law Sunday enabling easier conversion to Judaism. Under the new law, the chief rabbi of each Israeli city would be able to form and lead a conversion court governed by rules to be promulgated by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Prior to the newly passed conversio....... [more]

UN rights expert criticizes UK for halting search and rescue efforts in Mediterranean
October 31, 2014
UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Francois Crepea on Friday urged British authorities to reconsider their decision not to support search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. Crepea's statements come as a response to the UK's announcement earlier this week it will not suppo....... [more]

Infectious disease quarantines
October 29, 2014
JURIST is seeking commentary on the legal basis, potential complications and long-term implications of proposed quarantines for those traveling from Ebola infected regions. Potential topics could include: Constitutionality of mandatory quarantine programs set up in New Jersey and New York Compa....... [more]

Advocacy group criticizes Netherlands for returning refugees to conflict areas
October 24, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday condemned Netherlands' attempts to return Somali refugees to areas controlled by Islamist terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (al-Shabaab). The report noted critically that Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK have also attempted forced returns to S....... [more]

Dutch prosecutors investigating lawmaker for discriminatory statements
October 9, 2014
The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM) on Thursday summoned for interrogation far-right politician Geert Wilders on suspicion of making criminally discriminatory statements regarding Moroccans. According to OM he "is suspected of insulting a group of people based on race and inciting discriminati....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Migration Information Source

    International Migration Guide [P. Stalker]

    EU Immigration