Wadih Al-Asmar is President of EuroMed Rights. Op-Ed published on 20 December 2018 in Euractiv The EU should be aware of plans to amend the Egyptian Constitution that could extend the power of the President indefinitely, showing the true intentions of an authoritarian state, writes Wahid Al-Asmar. Last week, the European Parliament took a courageous … Continued
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Over the course of a year, the number of people who sought asylum in one of the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) has halved: 650,000 in 2017 compared with 1,206,500 in 2016, and as a downward trend is confirmed for the first months of 2018. Does this mean that the world has … Continued
The Palestinian girl is not a citizen of a democratic country; Israeli law does not apply in the West Bank. What avenue does she have left except revolutionary action against the tyrannical regime that controls her life? Hagai El-Ad, director of B’tselem, member of EuroMed Rights Op-Ed published on 4 January 2018 in Haaretz newspaper … Continued
In 2011, the Arab Spring witnessed a series of anti-government protests, uprisings and armed rebellions spreading across many southern Mediterranean countries. The uprisings were an expression of deep-seated resentment at the authoritarian regimes, anger at the brutality of the security apparatus, corruption, etc. In a bid to keep the situation under control, the Algerian authorities … Continued
15th Anniversary of the UN SC Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”: by Lamya Shalaldeh (OPT)
Political Will is what Creates International Peace and Security The 31 October marks the 15th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”. This is an opportunity to take stock of the results achieved since the adoption of this resolution and how these results have been reflected in women’s … Continued
Under the condoning eyes of the international community, Egypt’s rulers have brought the country full circle, dashing the aspirations of those who risked their lives in Tahrir Square for a new Egypt.
At the gates of Europe, in Italy as well as on the Greek islands, migrants are subjected to arbitrary and dangerous border controls and security measures that put their lives at risk.