Libya and EU Migration Policy
This policy brief examines the ramifications of the fall of Gaddafi and subsequent regime change in Libya for EU migration policy. Since sanctions were lifted in 2004, Libya has become one of the EU’s key partners in controlling migration in the Mediterranean. Several organisations have condemned the violation of migrants’ human rights in Libya, while the EU has consistently disregarded these criticisms and authorized the return of migrants from Italy to Libya. The author argues that in effect, this practice shifts the responsibility for EU migration to a non-EU country.
© 2011 Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
Sandra Gil Araujo