Externalisation can only work at the cost of human lives and dignity. Collaborating with and funding violent and corrupt regimes to ensure that migrants are violently deterred from pursuing their journey, renders European authorities – both the countries and the EU – complicit in mass human rights violations. The European “African Solution” is indeed very much inspired by the Australian “Pacific Solution”. Due to the external factor, it will take years, probably decades, before European watchdogs (CJEU, ECHR, national constitutional courts, NHRIs…) can properly analyse and condemn such practices.
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