Author: Lucia Della Torre

Opération Papyrus à Genève – Un pas vers une nouvelle approche de la question des sans-papiers ?

21.03.2017 , in ((Experiences)) , ((No Comments))

Le Canton de Genève a lancé, le 21 février, une nouvelle opération visant à régulariser les personnes sans-papiers qui vivent et travaillent depuis plusieurs années sur son territoire. Cette opération concertée entre les autorités fédérales et cantonales repose sur l’engagement de plusieurs administrations et associations locales. Elle se fonde sur une meilleure définition des critères nécessaires pour présenter une demande de régularisation sur la base de la Loi fédérale sur les étrangers. ...

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Regularization Measures

06.07.2016 , in ((What do we mean by…)) , ((No Comments))

Regularization measures are legal tools that provide undocumented migrants with a way out from their irregular status. They may differ widely – in name, content, effects, effectiveness – but they all lay bare the gaps of one country' s official immigration policy. This is why they are amongst the most controversial of all the schemes that States have devised to manage undocumented immigration. ...

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The Sans-Papiers

19.05.2016 , in ((What do we mean by…)) , ((No Comments))

Shakespeare would say that a rose would still smell like a rose, no matter how we name it – because the very essence of things and people does not depend on their names but rather on their inner qualities. And yet, at least in this case, Shakespeare would be very wrong. In this case it is the way people are named that creates the way people are – or at least the way they are perceived – and it can have very long lasting and relevant effects on their lives and on their futures. ...

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