The pushbacks of migrants at the Ceuta and Melilla borders with Morocco

4 May 2023. From 18:30 | Conference | Spanish | IEMed
slideshow image Spanish troops patrol along the barrier which separates Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco in Ceuta. REUTERS/Anton Meres

Inmaculada González examines the deficiencies of the Spanish-Moroccan immigration policy in relation to the practice of pushbacks at the Ceuta and Melilla borders. The expert analyses the situation in accordance with the commitment assumed by the States in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 10.7 provides for “facilitating the orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, among other things through the application of planned and well-managed migration policies”) and the 2035 Agenda to facilitate human mobility, which advocates respect for human rights and procedural guarantees in border controls and the detention of migrants, in agreement with the Global Compact for the Migration.

Inmaculada González is associate professor at the International Pubic Law and International Relations department at Cadiz University. She has also been professor in the Cooperation for Development and Project management Master as well as in the International Relations bilingual Master from the same university. She has taught at the Asunción Autonomous University, in Paraguay, and at the Lima Pontifical University, in Perú. Inmaculada González got the PhD at the Cadiz University in 2004 and has been a researcher in I+D projects from the Education and Science Minister such as España y la Unión Europea ante el área del Estrecho de Gibraltar en la era de la Globalización, Cooperación, Soberanía y Fronteras en el Área del Estrecho.

Conference moderated by Diego Boza, lecturer in Criminal Law, Universidad de Cádiz, and researcher, CER-Migracions. Co-organised by the IEMed as part of the Aula Mediterrània 2022-23 programme in collaboration with the Master’s in Contemporary Migrations, Rights and Social Cohesion, UAB/UB.

This conference takes place in Spanish at the IEMed conference room, Girona, 20 – Barcelona. It can also be followed on IEMed Youtube Channel.



Inmaculada González

Associate Professor International Pubic Law and International Relations department at Cadiz University

Diego Boza

Lecturer and researcher Universidad de Cádiz and CER-Migracions

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