Crimmigration in Slovenia
7. 2. 2019 | Human Rights and Minorities
A new thematic issue of Two Homelands Journal was released discussing criminalization of migration, with scientific paper written by all nine members of the research team of the project “Crimmigration between Human Rights and Surveillance” (Slovenian Research Agency, 2016-2018). In the papers the authors present their research work which focuses on a number of geographies and types of migrant criminalization.
The article discusses “crimmigration” (i.e. the criminalization of migration) in Slovenia. It evaluates elements of crimmigration in the legal framework, institutions and policies. The analysis of the framing of the topic at the normative level of institutions is accompanied by an examination of the implementation of specific procedures in practice. An exploration of policies and expert opinions is combined with an analysis of the effects that crimmigration has on migrants. Corroborated with the migrants’ experience with crimmigration measures, the article concludes that migration policy in Slovenia is becoming stricter and progressively headed in the direction of increased criminalization of migration.
In the paper the authors Veronika Bajt and Mojca Frelih conclude that migration policy in Slovenia is becoming stricter and progressively headed in the direction of increased criminalization of migration.