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Migration and border policy links: UK Supreme Court ruling, FIFA foul, India visa reform and more

This week's links also include the Australian government's settlement deal with asylum seekers and airlines' role in fighting human trafficking.

Migration and border policy links: UK Supreme Court ruling, FIFA foul, India visa reform and more
Published 15 Jun 2017   Follow @rebuckland

  • Listen to ABC PM’s analysis of the $70 million settlement deal between the Australian government and a group of asylum seekers detained on Manus Island between 2012 and 2016.
  • The Refugee Film Festival begins this Saturday. Find out more here.
  • Proposed legislation granting the Minister of Immigration stronger powers to override AAT citizenship decisions is set to be debated in parliament next week.
  • Read the Kaldor Centre’s submission to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s discussion paper on strengthening the Australian citizenship test.
  • The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s deportation ‘remove first, appeal later' policy is unlawful, a breach of human rights under Article 8 of the ECHR.
  • Migration Policy Institute has published a report for European policymakers tasked with tackling competing value systems in a period of mass migration.
  • Writing for the Center for Global Development, Hannah Postel considers the progression of the UN Global Compact on Migration.
  • Following a Human Rights Watch investigation of stadium construction in Russia, FIFA has again been implicated in migrant worker exploitation. This comes after further allegations surfaced in May highlighting ongoing exploitation in Qatar.
  • Writing for Observer Research Foundation, S Sivanesan examines the impact of H-1B visa reforms in India.
  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has urged airlines to take on a bigger role in combatting human trafficking. Watch the Director for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, Jean-Luc Lemahieu, discuss UNODC’s collaboration with the International Air Transport Association.

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