Read in: Spanish EuroMed Rights deplores the reprisal against Iñaki Rivera, Director of the Observatory of the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH), for reporting ill-treatment against prisoners. “All acts of harassment and criminalisation against Iñaki Rivera must halt. Professor Rivera should be able to undertake his legitimate and essential work defending human rights in the … Continued
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Paris-Brussels – Feb 01, 2018 Brussels-Paris – Feb 01, 2018 – The trial of 18 persons accused of crimes of rebellion, disobedience and misappropriation of public funds will start next week at the Spanish Supreme Court. The sensitive nature of the case and the judicial proceedings carried out so far have led EuroMed Rights and the … Continued
Joint statement Brussels, 12 September 2018 On 23 August 2018, 116 people have again been deported from Ceuta to Morocco, and two have died during the mass arrests conducted in Morocco as a result. These events are but another example of the consequences that a violent, restrictive and security-oriented approach of migration policies may … Continued
EuroMed Rights is very concerned by the legal proceedings taken against Ms. Helena Maleno. Ms Maleno was called to appear before a Moroccan Court in connection with her activities in support to migrants, following a request from the Spanish authorities to their Moroccan counterparts. Such proceeding is part of the attempt by the Spanish and … Continued
EuroMed Rights condemns police violence by National Police and Civil Guard officers against peaceful demonstrators in Catalonia on Sunday 1 October on the margin of a referendum, initiated by the Catalonian Parliament while its application decrees were suspended by the Constitutional Court. EuroMed Rights does not take side with either parts but we believe that … Continued
Copenhagen, 13/01/17 – EuroMed Rights deplores and condemns the attitude of the Spanish authorities who refused entry to the individuals attempting to enter in Ceuta from Morocco on the night of 31 December without conducting a prior examination of their situation. The migrants were systematically turned away and were not given access to individualized asylum-seeker procedures. … Continued
Our organisations strongly condemn the law, aptly dubbed the “gag law”, and reiterate their serious concerns over the growing restrictions on the right to freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly in Spain.
The EMHRN, the OMCT and the FIDH deplore the adoption of the draft Basic Law for the Protection of Public Security and denounce the growing restrictions on the right to demonstrate in Spain.
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.