Libya Agreement’s Impact on Italy’s Migration Policy

Author
Katarzyna Michalska, Małgorzata Pawłowska
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The migration agreement concluded in 2017 between Italy and Libya helped stem the refugee and mass-migration crisis. The agreement, with minor amendments, was extended on 4 November 2019 until the end of 2021. However, its implementation has resulted in human rights violations, which is contrary to EU values and law. Italy will not quit the deal because it views it as an effective instrument for reducing irregular migration.
Topic
Human Rights, International Law, Migration, Treaties and Agreements, Refugees
Political Geography
Europe, Libya, North Africa, Italy