By Mert Can Yazici Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Poverty, widespread illiteracy, lack of infrastructure, terrorism, food insecurity, environmental degradation… These are just a few of the problems Niger is facing today. The landlocked West African country consistently ranks at the bottom of the UN Human Development Indexes.[i] Recently, however, Niger has come to the fore notContinue reading “Why is Niger gaining increasing international attention?”
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Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation
On 7 October 2021, Unfiltered Voices together in partnership the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted an event on ‘The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation’. Over the decades, the United States and Europe have been each other’s closest political, economic, and military allies. Going forward, both sides ofContinue reading “Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation”
Frontex: the controversial European Union agency on the brink of closure
By Fulya Kocukoglu, Europe Analyst On 9 June, 80 human rights organisations, activists and rescue teams across the world addressed an open letter to the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament, calling on them to defund and abolish Frontex, the European border and coast guard agency. The criticisms against Frontex are notContinue reading “Frontex: the controversial European Union agency on the brink of closure”
Artificial intelligence in migration management: What are the key elements that should be included by the EU in the new AI legal framework?
By Fulya Kocukoglu Human Rights Analyst In February 2020, the new strategic plan on the AI (White Paper) and the European Data Strategy was published by the European Commission. This strategy paper aimed at defining new limits against the digital technologies which could potentially breach fundamental rights, such as privacy rights and gender-based or otherContinue reading “Artificial intelligence in migration management: What are the key elements that should be included by the EU in the new AI legal framework?”
The responsibility of Western countries to climate refugees
By Nick Gutkin Sustainability Analyst The international community broadly recognises the rights of people to flee war and persecution as refugees and protects them through international law. They are a particularly polarising topic in Europe, where an influx of refugees following the Arab Spring and wars in the Middle East led to the so-called ‘refugeeContinue reading “The responsibility of Western countries to climate refugees”
Human trafficking across the Mediterranean Sea: A new form of slavery?
By Fulya Kocukoglu Human Rights Analyst In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the migration movement across the Mediterranean Sea that has become one of the most important causes and consequences of the political conflicts of the 21st Century. For more than a decade, the migration flow across the Mediterranean Sea hasContinue reading “Human trafficking across the Mediterranean Sea: A new form of slavery?”