International Refugee Day 2016 In a bid to celebrate International Refugee Day, EuroMed Rights gives an overview of the situation of refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Today more than ever, migration and asylum issues have topped the European agenda and this year more than ever, today must serve as a sharp reminder of the obstacles … Continued
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Amid public shock and anger at the tragic death of more than 900 people including refugees fleeing war and persecution in Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Libya, the EU Council held an ”emergency” summit.
Deadly shipwrecks in the Mediterranean are not unavoidable ! « Fatal shipwrecks in the Mediterranean can be avoided! »
On Sunday 12 April 2015, 400 people lost their lives in a shipwreck off the Italian coasts. The number of victims outnumbers by far the tragic events of October 2013, when 366 migrants drowned near Lampedusa.
The EMHRN exhorts governments across the Euromed to seize this opportunity to renew their commitment to zero impunity for violence against women, with a particular focus on women’s rights defenders.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Bleak Picture for the Euro-Med Region
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, EMHRN rings the alarm on the sharp increase in gender-based violence and the impunity for it in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
As the EU sets to evaluate progress made by its southern neighbours, we ring the alarm on the restriction on civil society and the assaults on the rights to freedom of association, assembly and expression sweeping the Arab World.
During the 2011 protests, Syrian women have been exposed to arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, torture, sexual violence and summary executions among other acts of violence, as seen on a recent EMHRN report.
Violence against women in the context of political transformations and economic crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean region
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the EMHRN published its regional report that alerts violence against women has dramatically increased in the Euro-Mediterranean region during the recent years.
Six Arab revolutions, “Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Syria”, carried the same mottoes demanding change, freedom, human dignity and social justice.
This publication is the first part of a Regional Study on Freedom of Assembly in the Euro‑Mediterranean Region. It specifically deals with the legislative framework that enshrines the right to assembly in different countries.