3-9 December 2019

  • Report on illegal pushbacks at the Greek-Turkish border
  • Ministers call for renewed migrant smuggling crackdown on "Eastern Mediterranean" route
  • Croatia Is Abusing Migrants While the EU Turns a Blind Eye

12 December 2019

Bosnia: Police clear controversial Vucjak refugee camp

""Several buses came to the squalid camp to move the hundreds of refugees following an international outcry. Bosnia along with Serbia has been experiencing an unexpected increase in migrant arrivals in recent months.".

09 December 2019

Libya: Accountability for Serious Crimes under International Law in Libya: An Assessment of the Criminal Justice System

A report from the ICJ that provides "concrete law, policy and practical recommendations" for establishing the rule of law in Libya and ending impunity.

09 December 2019

Germany sets out plan for automatic relocation of asylum seekers

A "non-paper" from the German authorities proposed reforming the Common European Asylum System to introduce an automatic relocation scheme and the mandatory initial assessment of asylum applications at the external borders.

05 December 2019

Spain: Grenade thrown at migrant children's centre in Madrid

Property in Hortaleza had previously been singled out for criticism by far-right Vox party

05 December 2019

58 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Mauritanian coast - Mauritanian officials rescued the Gambian migrants from the shore

58 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Mauritanian coast - Mauritanian officials rescued the Gambian migrants from the shore

04 December 2019

Ministers call for renewed migrant smuggling crackdown on "Eastern Mediterranean" route

The EU should put a "stronger focus" on "the fight against human smuggling" along the Eastern Mediterranean route, according to the interior ministers of almost two dozen central and eastern European states, who have called for joint investigations and enhanced cooperation with Turkey and Western Balkan countries.

04 December 2019

EU-Nigeria: Europe wants to send migrants home—but what happens when they get there?

The use of 'Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration' programmes is a key part of the EU-wide drive to increase the number of people expelled from the bloc.

03 December 2019

Holidaymakers in Gran Canaria help 24 migrants after boat lands on beach

"The bathers were enjoying the warm weather when they saw the small vessel approach the rocky coast with three babies and three children on board

02 December 2019

Med: Mounting Death Toll while NGOs Struggle to Keep up with Rescues

"Over the course of the last week at least 41 people have died in two separate shipwrecks, one off Lampedusa and one between Morocco and Spain. After disembarking a total of 353 people in Italian ports in the beginning of the week, NGO ships rescued another 213 people since Thursday."

02 December 2019

“How the hostile environment creates sites without rights"

Evidence presented to the London Hearing of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the violations with impunity on the rights of migrants and refugees.

30 November 2019

Afghan refugee dies in container fire in Lesvos

"A 27-year-old refugee from Afghanistan died in a fire that started in the makeshift Kara Tepe migrant camp on Lesvos, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported."

Croatia Is Abusing Migrants While the EU Turns a Blind Eye

"BIHAC, Bosnia and Herzegovina—Cocooned in a mud-spattered blanket, thousands of euros in debt, and with a body battered and bruised, Faisal Abas has reached the end of the line, geographically and spiritually."

 

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