Brussels, July 15, 2019 The new EuroMed Rights study “EU-Egypt migration cooperation: at the expense of human rights,” published today, maps EU and Member State cooperation with Egypt in migration and border management. The study highlights the impact of this cooperation on the rights of refugees and migrants in Egypt and offers concrete recommendations for … Continued
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(deadline for application: 31 July 2019) This call for proposal is part of the MAJALAT initiative, whose objective is to create and promote a space of constructive dialogue between civil society organizations, trade unions, social movements and universities from the southern Mediterranean and the European Union to influence the EU’s vision and policies towards the … Continued
This report presents the financial situation of EuroMed Rights on 31 December 2018.
On 23-24 June 2018, more than 80 human rights defenders from all over the Euro-Mediterranean region gathered in Brussels for the 11th General Assembly of EuroMed Rights. A new strategy and work programme for 2018-2021 was adopted with a key goal of pursuing the development of a strong civil society in the region. The new … Continued
Brussels, 20 June 2019 To mark World Refugee Day, EuroMed Rights focuses on the current practice of stopping people from disembarking ships/boats on the Mediterranean Sea shoreline, particularly in Tunisia. In many aspects, this situation is emblematic of the obstacles faced by refugees in obtaining protection and access to rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region. It … Continued
Joint Statement We, the undersigned human rights organizations, call on UN Special Rapporteurs, Members of the European Parliament, and representatives in national Parliaments of the European Union to urgently intervene and communicate with the Egyptian authorities to immediately release jailed activist Malak AlKashif, who was arrested for expressing her views on … Continued
Call for Tunisia to respect its international commitments and for the establishment of an effective asylum system
Tunis, 04 June 2019 EuroMed Rights and the signatory organisations wish to reinforce their support for the organisations that have already expressed their deepest concerns about the situation of the blockage off the coast of Zarzis. The issue is part of a broader political context: the absence of a real reception system in Tunisia and … Continued
Brussels, June 04, 2019 EuroMed Rights, together with 32 International, European, Israeli and Palestinian civil society organisations, sent a joint letter yesterday to the High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs, expressing serious concern about the forthcoming US Administration’s plan for the Middle East. The letter calls on the … Continued
It is a dark time for human rights in Egypt. More than eight years have passed since the revolution that brought down a long-time dictatorship. However, Egyptians still find themselves living in an environment of violent oppression where security forces use torture, systematic arrests and enforced disappearances against those who dare to challenge the state’s … Continued
Brussels 28 May 2019 Turkish version here On 21 May, at the final hearing of the Özgür Gündem “Editors-in-Chief on Watch” campaign trial, woman human rights defender and co-chair of the Human Rights Association-Insan Hakları Dernerği (IHD), Eren Keskin, was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months prison term for “propaganda for a … Continued