Human rights and civil society: essential to bilateral relations between Tunisia and the EU Brussels, 18 April 2016 – On 18 April 2016, the twelfth session of the EU-Tunisia Association Council held in Luxembourg will examine the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) and the implementation of the Mobility Partnership (MP). EuroMed Rights believes … Continued
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We condemn the lack of transparency in the negotiation process which did not involve civil society actors, many of whom have been active on issues directly relevant to the ‘Mobility Partnership’ agreement.
In the context of the Arab Spring and the migratory fluxes, the European Commission established a “Dialogue on migration, mobility and security.” This cooperation heralded the launch of the Mobility Partnerships.
While the Mobility Partnership is presented by the EU as a tool to promote mobility, the EMHRN’s analysis highlights the serious risks it poses to the rights of refugees and migrants.
Press Release to the Heads of State and Government ahead of the European Council summit on 24 and 25 October 2013
Ahead of the European Council summit, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network calls on the heads of State and government to abandon security-oriented and repressive asylum and immigration policy.
As the Council is set to debate the events which occurred near Lampedusa causing the death of at least 300 people, we are writing to call on the EU and its member states to take urgent measures to prevent further loss of life.
The EMHRN and its members and partner organisations in Tunisia, strongly urge the Tunisian Government and the EU to involve civil society actors in the implementation and follow-up of the objectives of the Tunisia-EU Action Plan adopted.
EU Mobility Partnerships with Tunisia and Morocco Guarantees for the respect of rights must be a prerequisite to any agreement
In May 2011 the European Commission presented its new European Neighbourhood Policy and its communication A Dialogue for Migration, Mobility, and Security with the Southern Mediterranean Countries.