Escape To The E.U.?

Escape To The E.U.?

Human Rights And Immigration Policy In Conflict

Streaming Video - 2006
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Five decades after the inception of the Geneva Refugee Convention, the European immigration system is on the verge of collapse as a flood of people fleeing persecution and violence threatens to engulf the E.U. This program looks at the processing of refugees and asylum-seekers in Sweden and Britain-typified by a lengthy detention punctuated by interrogation and a summary legal hearing-as the UN and the E.U. seek to address human rights issues. The newsmaking stories of a Bangladeshi detainee's suicide, a Kosovar Albanian detainee's deportation to certain death, and the struggle of Cameroonian political activist George Ekontang are spotlighted. The exploitation of xenophobia as a political tool is also considered. Some content may be objectionable.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2001
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) :,sd., col., digital

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