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About Charles Heller

Charles Heller is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is conducting postdoctoral research supported by the Swiss National Fund (SNF) at the Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University, Cairo, and the Centre d’Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales, Cairo. He co-founded Forensic Oceanography and the WatchTheMed platform. 

Articles by Charles Heller

This week's editor

“Mehmet

Mehmet Kurt is this week’s guest editor, introducing the theme, ‘New Turkey and Old Troubles’.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Mourning the dead while violating the living

The EU’s feigned compassion for the deaths of migrants at sea only serves to hide the perpetuation of the lethal policies that have led to them in the first place. 

Time to end the EU’s left-to-die policy

Researchers participating in the reconstruction of the 2011 “Left-to-die boat” case in which 63 migrants lost their life under NATO’s eyes, summarize three years of inconclusive demands for disclosure and justice. As the European Council addresses the EU’s long-term migration policy, they say deaths of migrants at sea will continue short of ending the EU’s policy of closure towards non-European migrants.

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