Starting next week the Border Criminologies blog will resume activity. In the meantime, we leave you here Border Criminologies 10 most popular posts of 2017, organised by date, not ranking. We wish you all a happy new year!

Child Mobility in the EU’s Refugee Crisis: What Are The Data Gaps And Why Do They Matter? There are many gaps and inconsistencies in data about children migrating to and through the EU.

Book Review: Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move This book joins a canon of scholarship that argues with force and persuasiveness for the ‘right’ to move, and provides clear and eloquently-stated details about how this right has been eroded with the rise of state power and the agglomeration of resources by rulers and owners. 

Unaccompanied Minors in Greece: Who Can ‘Save’ Them? Greece has a long tradition of a poorly-developed system for identifying unaccompanied asylum seeking and migrant children.

Border Deaths in the Mediterranean: What We Can Learn from the Latest Data Both policymakers and public opinion react to incidents, and empirical data is often absent or presented in a selective and misleading way. 

Humanitarian Corridors: A Tool to Respond to Refugees’ Crises …the ‘HC’ project provides security to refugees, saving them from embarking on deadly journeys across the Mediterranean and preventing their exploitation by smuggling and trafficking networks.

An Insignificant Change: The Review and Potential Withdrawal of Tamil Refugee Status in the UK Certainty and permanency is further from grasp; refugees are suspended in circumstances of non-belonging, temporariness and marginalisation. 

Chios at Breaking Point: New Research Finds Humanitarian Support Must Be Strengthened, Not Withdrawn The continued arrival of refugees from conflict-ridden countries has led to chronic overcrowding, while charities and NGOs operating on the island are struggling to provide some of the most basic services required.

What Can Hannah Arendt Teach Us About Today’s Refugee Crisis? Without being able to enter a state capable of securing their claims to safety and dignity, refugees are not able to access the rights, which are guaranteed under international law.

Returned and Lost: What Happens After Readmission to Turkey? Research also underlines that readmitted Syrian and non-Syrian nationals are subject to arbitrary detention, while recent changes in asylum legislation in Turkey put asylum seekers at risk of deportation to their country of origin without juridical review, which effectively undermines the international protection mechanism. 

Access to a Hot Field: A Self-Reflexive Account of Research in the Moria Camp, Lesvos The importance of the Moria camp and the entire Lesvos island in the emergent geography of the EU border regime as a site of bureaucracycontrol and humanitarianism has turned it into a popular field for researchers.