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Tara Plath provides project coordination and supporting research for Border Forensics’ most recent investigation “Mission Accomplished? The Deadly Effects of Border Control in Niger”
The investigative agency Border Forensics has launched their most recent report, “Mission Accomplished? The Deadly Effects of Border Control in Niger” with project coordination and supporting research provided by Tara Plath. The investigation applied remote sensing and geospatial analysis to challenge the reported success of Law No. 2015-36, adopted in May 2015 by the Parliament of Niger with financial and technical support of EU institutions and Member States. Tara drew from her research and grounded experiences of border securitization at the Arizona-Sonora border to support the research and efforts of scholars and advocates working in northern Niger, where border controls have similarly produced increasingly life-threatening conditions and mass disappearance in the Sahara crossing.