Regarding the pre-screening phase of the new EU pact on migration and asylum: does this new initiative limit the scope of international protection? Is it truly beneficial for migrants or is it designed to reduce the responsibility of migrant receiving countries?
Proposals for a temporary disembarkation mechanism for migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have fallen on deaf ears in most EU Member States. A common scheme should instead be embraced as a first step towards an EU approach to disembarkation.
Immigrants are protected from expulsion by the right to respect for private and family life. But in certain circumstances after a criminal conviction, expulsion may be justified. The ECtHR seems to lower the level of protection in its recent case law.