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. In recent months there have been repeated stand-offs of up to 19 days until the EU Member States (MS) have agreed on an ad-hoc distribution scheme of people rescued from distress at sea. This practice contradicts international maritime and human rights law, in particular with regards to the obligation set by search and rescue regulations to bring shipwrecked people to a “place of safety” (PoS) without any delay.

Language(s): Englisch / English
Publisher: Sea-Watch


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Report: Trial against Hamza Haddi & Mohamed Haddar

Hamza Haddi and Mohamed Haddar were accused after their own escape of illegally transporting two other Moroccans, including the brother of Hamza Yassine Haddi, to Greece. They were also prosecuted for their own illegal entry. In addition, they were accused of acting for profit. The case of Hamza and Mohamed is not an isolated incident, but paradigmatic for another facet of European policy of closing borders and deterrence, where refugees and migrants are criminalised through the arbitrary application of anti-smuggling laws. The hearing took place on 04.02.20 in Komotini, Greece.
Language(s): Deutsch / German

Cruel conditions in Greece: Speech at the WirHabenPlatz demo

It is absurd that we are demonstrating here today, and that we have to be on the streets to demand the reception of people from the horror of the Aegean islands in Germany. The reception in municipalities that declared more than a year ago that they had space and that they would like to receive more refugees. It is absurd that we demonstrate against the daily struggle for survival of children and young people in the Aegean islands, in mainland Greece and in other hotspots in and around Europe.
Language(s): Deutsch / German

Streiflicht Italien Dezember 2019 - Januar 2020

Das neue Streiflicht Italien ist mit folgenden Themen nun für Sie da: • Dublin-Verordnung: Schweizer Bundesverwaltungsgericht genügen Garantien nicht-Es stoppt die Zurückschiebungen von Familien nach Italien • Zurückweisung von Geflüchteten 2009 nach Libyen war illegal • Menschenrechte im Mittelmeer • Veränderungen bei den Ankünften in Italien • „Relocation“ – Umsiedlungen von Geflüchteten nach Ankunft weiterhin zäh • Sicherheitsdekrete sollen nun doch geändert werden • Haben die Sicherheitsdekrete gehalten, was Salvini versprochen hat? • Verwaltungsgericht Venetien: Anspruch auf einen Platz in einem Sprar/Siproimi • Alle Asylanträge sind stereotype Erzählungen • Tote und kollektive Abschiebungsversuche – die Situation der Abschiebungshaftanstalten in Italien
Language(s): Deutsch / German