Following up on a story reported earlier on JURIST's Paper Chase, Italy has reversed its stance on the Libyan migrants in Lampedusa, an Italian island between Tunisia and Sicily, expelling two more planeloads of asylum-seekers Wednesday. The UN and human rights groups have criticized Italy for the expulsions, saying that they are preventing migrants from seeking refugee status. Amnesty International today issued this statement.
Italy has sent nearly a dozen planeloads of migrants back to Libya since Friday after more than 1000 people arrived by boat in previous days. The Italian government has defended its policy as a strict stand that will prevent people from setting off for the country. BBC News has more.