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African Union against EU region disembarktion project

The African Union, a coalition of 55 countries headed by Egypt, is hoping to persuade its coastal states from cooperating with the EU’s migration plans, according to a “common African position paper”. So-called “regional disembarkation platform”, which were proposed by EU leaders last summer, and allow migrants found in European water have their asylum requests processed on African soil, are the focus of African Union complaints. The coalition’s report claims that the “de facto detention centres” set up by Brussels on African territory would break break international law.