Refugees are currently being used as pawns in the global power play surrounding the war in Syria. In Idlib, nearly a million people, including many children, are still trapped under heavy bombardments in front of a closed Turkish border. There are currently 3.5 million refugees in Turkey from Syria and a further half a million … Continued
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More than 900,000 people, among them many children, are trapped under heavy bombardments between Idlib and the closed Turkish border. In the current freezing temperatures and if nothing is done, this will result in an even greater humanitarian disaster despite all the horrors the Syrian people, including the millions internally displaced, have been facing for … Continued
On this 18 December 2019, International Migrants Day, EuroMed Rights joins the calls from several organisations of promotion and defence of human rights and asks the European Union (EU) and its Member States to ratify the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families adopted by … Continued
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected for the most part the request made on 16 June 2016 by 51 persons (including many minors) from Afghanistan, Syria and Palestine, who were forcibly maintained in a situation of extreme distress in the hotspot of Chios, Greece . The 51 applicants, supported by our organisations, were identified … Continued
We, the undersigned organisations working in the area of human rights, express our gravest concerns regarding the recent arrests in Istanbul of over 6,000 migrants and refugees, among whom Syrian refugees. We are alarmed by the reports and testimonies of deportations to Syria, by the declared intentions of the Turkish government to proceed with deportations … Continued
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
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
Statement Brussels, 2 April 2019 European policy on migration still in denial! In a press release published on March 29, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced that EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia, for which the mandate ended on March 31, will be extended until 30 September 2019, but without naval assets. European surveillance will … Continued
EU’s external cooperation on migration & border management: promoting or restricting migrants’ and refugee rights?
Brussels 19 March 2019 Migration is a pillar of the external cooperation of the European Union (EU) and its Member States with their Maghreb neighbours, in line with the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (2005) and the Valletta Action Plan (2015). On 7 March 2019, Ministers at the Justice and Home Affairs Council agreed … Continued
A soft take on human rights is not enough! The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration that is taking place in Marrakech this 10-11 December 2018 is a historic milestone, as it is the first United Nations’ document addressing all aspects of the migration phenomenon globally. However, … Continued