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‘We Are Like Animals’: Inside Greece’s Secret Site for Migrants. The extrajudicial center is one of several tactics Greece is using to prevent a repeat of the 2015 migration crisis. Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Patrick Kingsley, Haley Willis, Sarah Almukhtar and Malachy Browne, The New York Times, March 10, 2020

Hungary to criminalise migrant helpers with ‘Stop Soros’ legislation. Shaun Walker in Budapest, The Guardian, 29 May 2018

European Commission - Press release:Relocation: Commission launches infringement procedures against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Brussels, 14 June 2017

Hungary to detain all asylum seekers in container camps. The Guardian, March 7, 2017

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published its report: “Human Rights of Migrants, Refugees, Stateless Persons, Victims of Human Trafficking and Internally Displaced Persons: Norms and Standards of the Inter-American Human Rights System.” Novemner 4, 2016

Flashpoint in Berlin as anti-immigration protesters clash with police and call for 'traitor to the people' Angela Merkel's resignation. Daily Mail, May 7th, 2016

Austria passes emergency law allowing asylum-seekers to be turned away at the border. Justin Huggler, Berlin, The Telegraph, 7 April, 2016 

Thousands of refugees flee for Turkish border after surprise Isis attack. Syrian refugees flee after camps are overrun by Isis but find themselves being shot at by Turkish border troops. Martin Chulov and Ian Black, The Guardian, 14 April 2016

Greece begins refugee deportations under EU, 4 April. 2016

Turkey 'illegally returning Syrian refugees' – Amnesty. BBC News, 1 April 2016

With Border Closed, Turkey Creates Buffer Zone for Refugees in Syria.  Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled Aleppo and are desperately trying to enter Turkey – which says it is unable to absorb any more refugees. Haaretz reports from the border region.  Anshel  Pfeffer, (Kilis, Turkey) Haaretz,  Feb 07, 2016

Germany tightens refugee policy as Finland joins Sweden in deportations. Germany will close its border to Algerians, Tunisians and Moroccans and will also prevent migrants from bringing their families to join them for two years. Agence France-Presse, The Guardian, 29 January 2016 

EU migrant crisis: Sweden may reject 80,000 asylum claims BBC News,  28 January 2016

Cologne attacks: Pegida and police clash at migrant protest. BBC, 9 January 2016Syrian regime to allow aid into besieged, starving town. UN welcomes move that comes after images of starving children and emaciated bodies in Madaya spark worldwide outrage. Kareem Shaheen in Beirut, Emma Graham-Harrison and Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 7 January 2016  

UN backlash against call to scale back Geneva convention on refugees. Senior officials warn against Danish prime minister’s proposal to revise 1951 UN treaty, saying it risks the destruction of ‘a milestone of humanity’. Patrick Kingsley, Migration correspondent The Guardian, 6 January 2016 

Heavy rains bring disease and disaster to France's forgotten refugee camp. French gendarmes appear to block attempts to rebuild temporary shelters, as concern grows for health of hundreds of refugees. Sarah Whitehead, The Guardian, 5 January 2016 

Refugee crisis creates 'stateless generation' of children in limbo. Babies born to migrants may be ineligible for citizenship in any country because of biased laws and inadequate EU controls. Louise Osborne and Ruby Russell, The Guardian, 27 December 2015 

Inside the Arctic Circle, migrants struggle with zero daylight and biting cold. Several hundred migrants, mostly Afghans, Syrians and Eritreans, are being temporarily housed in a Swedish hotel in Arctic Lapland, where the challenges of living without sunlight are beginning to be felt. Richard Orange, Stockholm, The Telegraph,  26 Dec 2015

Denmark wants to seize jewelry and cash from refugees. Rick Noack, Washington Post, December 17

Violence against refugees: Germany in flames. Over 200 dangerous attacks and almost no convictions.  Zeit Online,  4 December 2015

Hungary declares state of emergency amid migrant crisisJane Onyanga-Omara, USA TODAY September 15, 2015

Border-free Europe unravels as migrant crisis hits record day. Reuters, Seotember 14, 2015

Germany Orders Curbs at Border in Migrant Crisis. New York Times, September 13, 2015