By Aleksandra Jolkina. Recent years have seen an increase in the violation of asylum-seeker rights in the EU, including through so-called pushbacks. These practices have typically not been authorised by domestic legislation and have been denied or concealed by the relevant Member States. However, this changed with the crisis at the EU-Belarus border that has unfolded since summer 2021.
In this article, Monika Rogers investigates if the historical ideas and beliefs about privacy and personal data protection are still shaping the experiences, law, perceptions and behaviours in the digital world of Lithuania, Russia and (East) Germany, three countries united by similar historical experiences of living in non-democratic sociesties with state-socialist legal systems.
“It was precisely the total absence of reports on the situation on the ground that attracted my attention” – 5in10 with Aleksandra Jolkina
Aleksandra Jolkina is a researcher in European and comparative migration and asylum law. Her academic interests currently concentrate on two broad areas: family migration and access to international protection. She is currently a visiting researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law. Her research project aims to provide a comparative analysis of Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish responses to the situation at the EU’s border with Belarus, focusing on access to the asylum procedure and compliance with the Rule of Law.
“Resisting Multiple Pressures – Perspectives on Academic Freedom in Europe” – Side Note on the re:constitution Seminar
By László Detre. re:constitution is a joint program of the Forum Transregionale Studien and Democracy Reporting International, funded by the Stiftung Mercator. Re:constitution awards fellowships, inspires and organizes topical seminars, and offers fact-based analysis on and around the rule of law and democracy in the European Union.
Cristina Blasi is Assistant Professor in EU law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a re:constitution Fellow 2020/21 at the Forum Transregionale Studien.
“I Became Intrigued by the Relationship Between Disciplines and Their Different Answers to the Same Question” – 5in10 with Alain Zysset
Alain Zysset is a Lecturer in Public Law at the School of Law, University of Glasgow. In the academic year 2019/2020, he is a Fellow of re:constitution – Exchange and Analysis...
By Stefan B. Kirmse “The Lawful Empire” combines an analysis of law and legal practice with a discussion of autocratic rule over a multicultural empire. It is as much about...