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Austin Cooper

Austin Cooper

Austin Cooper

Austin Cooper is a freelance writer for The New Arab, specialising in Libyan politics and new migration trends

In-depth: The UK government's decision to send asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing has bought debates about the failings of British immigration policy to the fore -but examples of a just and workable system are scarce.

03 May, 2022

The policy proposal to deport asylum seekers for processing in Rwanda was originally meant as a deterrent, not an invitation.

23 April, 2022

A Libyan lawyer has launched a new campaign calling for Roman ruins from the ancient city of Leptis Magna stolen by British army officers in the 19th century to be returned to Libya.

15 April, 2022

Attitudes towards mass movements of people fleeing war and deprivation are changing within the EU - but non-European migrants are still dying at sea trying to reach Europe's shores.

03 April, 2022

In-depth: Bankrolled by the EU, Libya's coastguard is one of the war-torn country’s most effective institutions. But the proxy maritime force is notorious for its abusive practices.

22 February, 2022

Analysis: The UK has announced it will hand over all operations in the English Channel to the Royal Navy in an attempt to deter migrants from crossing. But experts warn that these tactics violate international law and will have little success.

25 January, 2022