When humans become migrants

A blog containing Marie-Bénédicte Dembour's 30 episode podcast to support her book.

Episode 22: Why MSS is so important

Episode 21 explained what happened in the case of MSS, but we still need to discuss why the case is so important. [podcast]https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/humanrights/files/2015/06/hrm22_why_mss_is_so_important-27bti8j.mp3[/podcast] (If you have problems with the embedded player use this link to listen). One point is that it triggered a revision of the so-called ‘Dublin regulation’. Another is that migrants often lose…

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Episode 21: MSS sees Belgium and Greece condemned

In the sea of Strasbourg losses for migrants, MSS stands out as a resounding victory, which we start exploring in this episode. [podcast]https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/humanrights/files/2015/06/hrm21_being-transferred_from_belgium_to_greece-1x88fk7.mp3[/podcast] (If you have problems with the embedded player use this link to listen). The applicant was an Afghani national who had worked for the Allied forces. Fearing for his life, he left his country….

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Episode 20: Tabitha’s story

It would be wrong to think that the European Court of Human Rights is incapable of finding immigration detention in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. For example, when a lone five year old was kept in a detention centre in Belgium for two months, the Court found violation after violation of the…

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Episode nineteen: Immigration detention not to be resorted to lightly

In this episode, I discuss the judgment of the Inter-American Court in the case of Vélez Loor v. Panama. [podcast]https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/humanrights/files/2015/06/HRM19-Immigration-detention-The-Inter-American-Courts-take-1n0daf9.mp3[/podcast] (If you have problems with the embedded player use this link to listen). The victim was a migrant who had been caught inexplicably wandering in the jungle by the Panamanian police. He was detained. At some stage,…

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