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Arkiveringsdatum 200426:

IOM 20-04-21:

Ryssland/ Presidential decree 'of immense help' to vulnerable migrants till sidans topp

The Russian Federation is home to an estimated 12 million migrants, most of whom arrive from neighbouring, former Soviet states. All told, they generate an estimated USD 13 billion annually in remittances, which make a major contribution to the economies of the wider region.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of these international labour migrants stranded, or else facing uncertain futures. Many toil in low-skilled, unregulated areas and are unable to return to their home countries. Many also fear not being readmitted to the Russian Federation if they leave, or worry that once their work permits lapse, they will lose residency status.

They have less to fear today. Over the weekend a Presidential Decree was issued to regulate the legal status of foreign nationals for an interim period of three months.

The move was warmly welcomed by IOM, with Abdusattor Esoev, Chief of Mission in the Russian Federation saying, "This announcement is crucial and will be an immense practical help to thousands of migrants who have lost their jobs and who are now stranded all over this vast country."

The decree means that migrants will not have to pay fees for permits, allowing them to find jobs more quickly and to retain their legal status.

While the announcement helps many people in the country, IOM notes that migrants still face enormous challenges amid the worsening epidemiological situation in the country.

The number of cases has topped 50,000 and is increasing by almost 15 per cent each day. The worst hit areas are Moscow (city and region), which combined host almost 70 per cent of Russia's cases. These are also two areas where the number of migrants is the highest compared to the rest of the country.

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Arkiveringsdatum 200125:

Mayor of London januari 2020:

Storbritannien/ London's children and young people who are not British citizens till sidans topp

Undocumented Londoners, many of whom are entitled to British Citizenship, are struggling to access their rights in the country they call home. Without legal status, they face restrictions in accessing higher education, employment, healthcare and housing - despite being born in the UK or having spent most of their lives here. They are unable to register to vote and face barriers to participating in daily life.

Following changes in Government policies and cuts since 2010, more individuals have risked becoming undocumented with fewer prospects to secure their status. Londoners who try to secure their status in the UK face a long, complex and expensive process. Some of the young people affected are the family members of the Windrush generation, who were failed by the Government and are still struggling to secure their status in the UK.

Many more are now at risk of becoming undocumented as a result of Brexit. European Londoners who live and work in the capital could face losing their rights overnight if they are unable to access the EU Settlement Scheme. If just five percent of people required to apply fail to secure their status, it would equate to 50,000 more Londoners without proper documentation and subject to the Government's discriminatory hostile environment.

The Mayor of London is committed to supporting Londoners to access their rights to residency and citizenship. To do this effectively, it is necessary to know the current number of undocumented Londoners struggling without immigration status. This summary report aims to provide robust, evidence-based estimates of the size of the undocumented population in London and the UK.

For Londoners who are struggling without their status, the Mayor is calling on the Government to:

1. reinstate legal aid for children's immigration cases;

2. reduce the extortionate profit-making element of immigration fees; and

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Arkiveringsdatum 191129:

Picum 19-11-27:

Europa/ Formerly undocumented women address parliament for children's rights till sidans topp

On the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, five young women, once undocumented, participated in the high-level celebration at the European Parliament on November 20.

Akhrat Selevani, one of the young women, addressed the Parliament and international delegates to share her experience of growing up undocumented in the Netherlands. Akhrat had come to the Netherlands from Iraq in 2005 as a six-year-old but was granted residence papers only in 2014.

During her speech, Akhrat talked about the challenges undocumented children and teenagers face to access decent housing - remembering how she had to move five times in her first year in te Netherlands. She also addressed the fact that undocumented young people cannot access education once they turn 18, as well as their inability to co-decide on matters that affect them the most.

At PICUM we believe it is crucial for policy-makers to listen to young undocumented people directly if we are to have policies that take their best interests into account. We were delighted to host these five young women, all of them Youth Ambassadors for Defence for Children The Netherlands, and set up meetings for them to discuss their perspectives on living undocumented and migration policies with officials from the European Parliament and the European Commission, as well as a joint meeting with Mrs Velina Todorova, vice-chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

On the 30th anniversary of the Convention, we joined other international civil society organisations and UN agencies in calling EU leaders to effectively implement the rights of the child, regardless of their residence status.

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Arkiveringsdatum 190703:

Comparative Migration Studies 19-06-27:

Malta/ Lost in limbo? Navigating practices of appropriation of non-deportable refugees till sidans topp

Sarah Nimführ Buba Sesay

Malta, an island-state, limits the mobility of non-deportable, rejected asylum seekers who want to leave due to the lived consequences of disintegration. Stripped of any legal entitlements non-deportable refugees only have restricted access to the job market, basic services, and health care. They have no formal legal status whilst their presence and stay are known by the immigration authorities. However, although non-deportability restricts refugees' mobility, they find ways to navigate the system governing their physical and social immobilities.

Based on (auto-)ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Malta and Italy, non-deportable, rejected asylum seekers' lived experiences of first reception in Malta and migrating to Italy are illuminated. While enacting their denied right of mobility, new challenges reveal themselves, resulting in a life in limbo that continues even after they leave Malta. Through the conceptual lens of the 'perspective of migration' we consider the making and unmaking of refugees' (im)mobilities. In doing so, we pursue a three-stage approach. First, we shed light on produced immobilities while in Malta. Second, we explore refugees' practices of appropriation of mobility and third, we turn to new possibilities and challenges they face after a secondary movement to Italy. From a micro-analytical perspective, we examine how non-deportable refugees navigate the system governing their social and physical (im)mobilities. Practices of resistance and conciliation are illustrated.

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Arkiveringsdatum 180528:

Migrationsverket 18-05-23:

Iran/ Lifosrapport: Irans rekrytering av afghaner till kriget i Syrien till sidans topp

Denna rapport syftar till att belysa Irans rekrytering av afghaner i Iran till kriget i Syrien. Den behandlar ämnen så som rekryteringsmetoder och träning i Iran; stationeringsorter och roll i konflikten; liksom eventuella risker vid ett återvändande till Afghanistan. Iran har länge hållit en låg profil avseende sin inblandning i Syrien, och man har inte varit helt öppen med det engagemang man faktisk har haft i landet, exempelvis gällande rekryteringen av afghaner. Tillgången på tillförlitlig information om detaljer kring fenomenet är därmed i viss mån begränsad, i vart fall i engelskspråkig media. Det finns dock en hel del fotografier och videoklipp i olika sociala medier föreställande afghaner som strider i Syrien eller som har tillfångatagits av rebellgrupper i landet. Det saknas vidare, enligt Lifos kännedom, detaljerad rapportering om kända fall av afghanska krigare som återvänt till Afghanistan efter tjänstgöring i Syrien. Föreliggande rapport bör läsas i ljuset av dessa begränsningar, och skall inte ses som en uttömmande redogörelse av fenomenet.

Vidare så avgränsas rapporten till att fokusera på den rekrytering av afghaner till Syrienkonflikten som sker i Iran. Det har enligt vissa uppgifter också skett rekrytering på afghansk mark, men informationen om detta är mycket begränsad, varför denna avgränsning görs. Rapporten tar inte heller upp den rekrytering som skett i Syrien av afghaner som befann sig i landet redan 2011 när konflikten bröt ut eller de som eventuellt rekryterats i andra länder.

Version 1.1 av denna rapport har uppdaterats utifrån Afghanistans reviderade strafflag (Penal Code 2017) samt något i de avsnitt som rör islamiska staten.

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Arkiveringsdatum 171229:

Human Rights Watch 17-12-18:

Frankrike/ Calais migrants at risk as cold arrives till sidans topp

Police abuse, freezing conditions threaten their safety

Migrants and asylum seekers in Calais are facing desperate living conditions, especially as temperatures drop, Human Rights Watch said today. Many child and adult migrants described an increase in the police destruction and confiscation of their belongings since the beginning of November 2017, making it harder for the migrants to live outdoors.

Police in the northern French city employ excessive force against asylum seekers and other migrants. The police frequently confiscate or destroy asylum seekers' and other migrants' sleeping bags, clothing, and other possessions, apparently to deter migrants from staying in Calais.

"The ongoing police violence and destruction and confiscation of people's belongings is inhumane and unconscionable," said Bénédicte Jeannerod, France director at Human Rights Watch. "The French authorities should immediately put an end to these abuses and ensure that migrants are treated with the dignity to which every human being is entitled."

Human Rights Watch found that as recently as the first week of December, police, particularly the riot police (Compagnies républicaines de sécurité, CRS), have confiscated or destroyed asylum seekers' and other migrants' personal belongings, such as sleeping bags, blankets, clothing, and sometimes phones, medication, and documents.

At least 500 migrants and asylum seekers, of whom an estimated 100 are unaccompanied children, are living on the streets and in wooded areas in and around Calais. Most are from Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan.

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Arkiveringsdatum 171013:

CPT 17-09-26:

Grekland/ Anti-torture committee criticises treatment of irregular migrants till sidans topp

In a report on its April and July 2016 visits to Greece, published today, the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) raises concerns over the situation in the "hotspots" on the Aegean islands. It is highly critical of the continued immigration detention of unaccompanied children. The report criticises the situation of adult immigration detainees in Athens and Thessaloniki, and calls for action to tackle the problem of police ill-treatment.

In the report, the CPT is critical about the treatment of foreign nationals in the "hotspots" on the Aegean islands. In particular, overcrowding, combined with high levels of inter-detainee violence, insufficient basic health-care provision, inadequate assistance to vulnerable groups and deficient legal safeguards, has created a highly explosive situation.

The report is highly critical of the continued and routine detention of foreign national children for lengthy periods in poor living conditions and with insufficient care offered to them. While acknowledging the Greek authorities' efforts to find additional accommodation, the CPT considers that the authorities should review their approach with regard to "protective custody" of unaccompanied children and end their immigration detention.

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Källor: Informationen på denna sida är hämtad från följande källor (externa länkar): EU (kommissionen, ministerrådet, parlamentet och domstolen), Europarådet (mr-kommissionären, domstolen, kommittén mot tortyr), FN:s flyktingkommissariat UNHCR, FN:s kommitté mot tortyr m.fl. FN-organ, Sveriges Radio, SvT, andra svenska media via Nyhetsfilter och pressmeddelanden via Newsdesk, utländska media till exempel via Are You Syrious och Rights in Exile, internationella organisationer som Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ECRE, Statewatch och Picum, organisationer i Sverige som Rädda Barnen, Asylrättscentrum, Svenska Amnesty, FARR, #vistårinteut och InfoTorg Juridik (betaltjänst) samt myndigheter och politiska organ som Migrationsverket, Sveriges domstolar, JO, Justitiedepartementet m.fl. departement och Sveriges Riksdag.

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