Deportation Union: revamped return policies and reckless forced removals

18 September 2020 — Statewatch

Join Statewatch and TNI on 28 September at 13:30 BST/14:30 CET for the first webinar of a three-part series accompanying the publication of the report Deportation Union: Rights, accountability and the EU’s push to increased forced removals.

This first webinar delves into the EU’s Return Directive, a 2008 law governing standards and procedures for forced removals from the EU.

The webinar brings together Tineke Strik MEP, the Parliamentary Rapporteur for the proposed directive recast, with legal anthropologist Jill Alpesand Izabella Majcher, Senior Legal Officer at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles . Our panellists will discuss the implementation of the current Return Directive, negotiations ongoing over its proposed recast, and human rights concerns from detention to post-return risks.

Sign up here and join us at 14:30 CET for the discussion.

Send your questions for our panellists to or via Twitter @statewatcheu, with the hashtag #deportationunion. We will take questions in advance up to Friday 25th September, and you will also be able to submit questions during the event via Zoom.

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