Rethinking the Law and Politics of Migration

2023 has seen an uptick in migratory flows and a concomitant escalation of restrictionist governmental approaches to migration control. Newly introduced measures increasingly violate even long-established human rights norms and/or the rule of law, while also failing to provide real solutions to the challenges that (im)migration governance poses. Language of crisis, necessity, emergency and deterrence have been pervasive, combined with an increasingly nativist and exclusionary nationalist discourse within even established liberal democracies. Legal commentary has mostly remained reactive, leaving little space for discussion of what an alternative legal and political approach to migration governance might look like. In this symposium, scholars of migration law take stock of the current framework, its policies and normative assumptions and discuss where to go from here.

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From the DMCA to the DSA—A Transatlantic Dialogue on Online Platform Regulation and Copyright

On 17 February 2024, the Digital Services Act (DSA) became fully applicable in Europe. The DSA takes a novel regulatory approach to intermediaries by imposing not only liability rules for the (user) content they host and moderate, but also separate due diligence obligations for the provider’s own role and conduct in the design and functioning of their services. This new approach fundamentally reshapes the regulation and liability of platforms in Europe, and promises to have a significant impact in other jurisdictions, like the US, where there are persistent calls for legislative interventions to reign in the power of Big Tech. This symposium brings together a group of renowned European and American scholars to conduct an academic transatlantic dialogue on the potential benefits and risks of the EU’s new approach.

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Halbzeit

Heute in sechs Monaten wird in Thüringen ein neuer Landtag gewählt. Der beginnende Wahlkampf zeichnet sich langsam ab, und die politische Situation spitzt sich merklich zu. Die Organisation Ezra dokumentiert in letzter Zeit vermehrt Vorfälle rechtsextremistischer Gewalt: In Waltershausen setzen unbekannte Personen das Haus des SPD-Politikers Michael Müller in Brand, in Bleicherode wird das Büro der Landtagspräsidentin Birgit Pommer mit Hakenkreuzen beschmiert, in Suhl werden Parteibüros der SPD angegriffen. In

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Half Time

Six months from today, the people in the German state of Thuringia will elect their new parliament. Election day is looming large, and the political situation is heating up. Recently, the organisation Ezra has noted a rising frequency of incidents involving right-wing extremist violence: in Waltershausen, unknown persons set fire to the house of SPD politician Michael Müller; in Bleicherode, the office of parliament’s president Birgit Pommer was smeared with

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Volume 5,
Issues 2-3
November 2023

DAS THÜRINGEN-PROJEKT

Das Thüringen-Projekt!

Im Herbst 2024 wird in Thüringen gewählt. Was passiert, wenn eine autoritär-populistische Partei staatliche Machtmittel in die Hand bekommt? In den Monaten bis zur Landtagswahl wollen wir die Antwort auf diese Frage suchen.

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02 March 2024

Das Bundesgesetzblatt im digitalen Zeitalter

Nach langen Verhandlungen wurde am 12. Februar 2024 endlich ein Bundeshaushalt für 2024 im Bundesgesetzblatt verkündet. Aber was genau wurde da verkündet? 12 Seiten Haushaltsgesetz und als Anlage 12 Seiten Gesamtplan, eine Zusammenfassung des Haushaltsplans. Von den – eigentlich interessanten – ausführlichen Festsetzungen auf ca. 3100 Seiten Einzelplänen keine Spur. Das entspricht ständiger Staatspraxis „zur Vermeidung einer übermäßigen Belastung des Bundesgesetzblattes“. Aber seitdem das letzte Mal ein Bundeshaushalt verkündet wurde, hat sich ein entscheidender Faktor geändert: Das Bundesgesetzblatt erscheint elektronisch und braucht damit keine Entlastung mehr. Die nur teilweise Verkündung des Bundeshaushalts 2024 ist daher nicht gerechtfertigt.

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Halbzeit

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Pushing Back

The CJEU has pending before it a crucial case on the criminalisation of seeking asylum and assistance to those seeking protection. At this critical juncture, this blog post highlights a sample of important decisions in which courts, giving effect to constitutional and international legal principles, set legal limits on this form of criminalisation. These cases reflect not only the appropriate legal limits, but also acknowledge the character of irregular migration and smuggling. Rather than framing individuals as  dangerous illegal migrants and exploitative smugglers, they reassert the humanity of both those in search of refuge and opportunity, and those that assist them.

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No Benefit

On January 18, 2024, the German federal parliament (Bundestag) passed the controversial Repatriation Improvement Act which de facto criminalises humanitarian support for entry by land as well as entry of minors by sea, land, and air. The German provision resembles both in wording and substance Article 12 of the Italian Consolidated Immigration Act (TUI) whose compatibility with EU law the CJEU is set to rule on, following a preliminary reference procedure initiated in July 2023. While the effect of a pending referral is uncertain, in the current case, the German government should have suspended its legislative process.

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When Treaties are Forbidden

A few months ago the UK’s Supreme Court held that the Secretary of State’s policy to remove protection seekers to Rwanda to have their claims determined there was unlawful. The British government responded to this decision with a Treaty and Bill that seek to legislate the fiction, or indeed, the falsehood, of Rwanda’s safety. This move demonstrates the fragility of the rule of law, both domestically and internationally. Addressing the latter, this essay shifts focus from domestic challenges to international ones, exploring whether STCs could be contested as ‘forbidden treaties’.

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