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"At least six Jamaican detainees are understood to have been granted a last-minute reprieve from a deportation flight."
"Police forces in the UK should abandon their tests of computer programs to predict where crimes are likely to happen and whether individuals are likely to re-offend, human rights pressure group Liberty says today. According to the group, at least 14 forces in the UK are testing or in the process of developing ‘predictive policing’ systems based on machine-learning algorithms."
"The Interior Minister of the Presidential Council, Fathi Bashagha, said there are armed groups and forces that are by name operating under the ministry, but in reality they are executing their own agendas away from the government's orders."
"Corporate lobbies are actively influencing decision-making, via national ministers and officials, to ensure that EU laws and policies suit them."
- They consider it a priority to guarantee compliance with the right to life, that rescues respect the legal requirements and that the right to information is preserved - They denounce the fact that the rescued and deceased persons have remained completely invisible
"Having a place that can be called home is a universal need and a human right."
"A European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgment in January, in a case brought by veteran peace campaigner John Catt, is extremely significant for the future of protest surveillance."
A press release from the Council of the European Union says: "Today, the Romanian Presidency of the Council and representatives of the European Parliament reached a preliminary agreement on the two proposed regulations establishing a framework for interoperability between EU information systems in the area of justice and home affairs. The preliminary agreement will now be presented to EU ambassadors for confirmation on behalf of the Council."
Including: Summit of the Southern European Union Countries – Nicosia Declaration - An “Informal” Turn in the European Union’s Migrant Returns Policy towards Sub-Saharan Africa - An average of six deaths every day in the sea in 2018
Statement following a summit in Nicosia, including sections on asylum, migration and border control.
"Flick through a Hungarian history book for high school students, and you're left in no doubt about the government's view on migrants."
"For many years, Belarus has served as a transit country for refugees travelling from the former Soviet Union to Europe, primarily Poland, in search of asylum. Most of the refugees come from Russia, especially from the Chechen Republic."
"STOCKHOLM — Footage of security officers dragging a pregnant black woman off a Stockholm subway train and pinning her to a bench has caused an outcry in Sweden, raising questions about the treatment of minorities in a country often seen as a beacon of tolerance."
"France’s highest court, the Council of State has rejected calls to suspend the use of controversial non-lethal munitions that have been linked to several serious injuries at Yellow Vest protests, a day ahead of Act 12 of nationwide demonstrations."
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