Poland continues arbitrary returns of asylum seekers to Belarus

Die Praktiken an den EU-Außengrenzen untergraben das Recht der Menschen auf internationalen Schutz. In den frühen Morgenstunden ist Betrieb am Bahnhof im weißrussischen Brest, nur wenige Kilometer und eine kurze Fahrt von der polnischen Grenzstadt Terespol entfernt. Für die meisten Asylsuchende aus den autoritären Staaten Zentralasiens und Tschtschenien ist es nicht der erste Versuch in Polen Asyl zu beantragen, dutzende Male haben einige sich bereits mit dem Zug auf den Weg gemacht. Die Prozedur an der Grenze ist willkürlich, maximal eine Familie pro Tag kommt durch, heißt es. Die Situation an der östlichen Außengrenze der EU ist ein weiteres Beispiel für die Aushöhlung des Asylrechts in Europa, wie dieser Bericht zeigt.

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Common demands on meeting of EU interior ministers in Luxembourg

With the present document, the signing NGOs involved in search-and-rescue activities in the Mediterranean Sea, jointly share the following considerations and recommendations to the Justice and Home Affairs Ministers reuniting in Luxembourg on 08 October 2019 to follow up to the mini-summit of 23 September held in Malta. The question of a fair and human needs-based relocation mechanism remains unresolved. Establishing a relocation mechanism for people rescued at sea by private ships is secondary to the wider problem of the ongoing severe violations of international human rights law occurring in the Mediterranean area against people who migrate. These violations are above all put in place through the cooperation of the EU Member States with third countries such as Libya, a country afflicted by a civil war, in which the so-called authorities are in strict connection with traffickers of human beings, and tortures and inhuman and degrading treatments are usually perpetrated against foreigners, as several Institutional reports denounced in details in last years. We reaffirm that the opening of legal entry channels from third countries, and humanitarian corridors from countries at war, constitutes the only real way to fight and dismantle smuggler networks in the Central Mediterranean.
Language(s): Englisch / English

10 years working on the edge of Europe - Annual report 2016/2017

Ending the dying at the EU's external borders - with this goal we started our association borderline-europe - Menschenrechte ohne Grenzen e.V. ten years ago and we are still following it today! At the external borders of the European Union people continue to find death in search of a humane life. In this special edition of our annual report we look back on our activities and projects.
Language(s): Deutsch / German

Statement on a temporary relocation mechanism

The signing organisations, directly involved in and affected by the content of the EU Summit on 23 September in Malta, jointly share the following considerations and recommendations to the European Union. The question of a fair and human needs-based relocation mechanism remains unresolved.
Language(s): Englisch / English