Seeking asylum in the Age of Offshoring

Shrinking space for human rights protection in London, Copenhagen and Berlin

Only a few years ago, offshore immigration policies – the idea of shifting the responsibility of processing asylum claims to a different country – were considered an idea only palatable among the populist far right. 

Now, on the brink of unfolding climate emergency and in the midst of a war at Europe’s border, countries are recanting their obligations under international human rights law and pushing for policies that take people who seek asylum out of sight and over the border. In this context, Unbias the News and shado mag present a collaborative investigative series into how these policies are affecting activists and communities that stand for freedom of movement and the right to refuge. 

Edited by Tina Lee, Isabella Pearce and Hannah Robathan.

This series was developed with the support of Journalismfund Europe.


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