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A judicial decision upholds human rights… Major Italian court criminalizes the returning of migrants at the sea to Libya

March 11, 2024

Italy’s highest court of appeal ruled that it was illegal to return migrants from the sea to Libya. The ruling was welcomed by charitable organizations and human rights groups, which criticized the government for cooperating with the Libyan authorities on migration. The court upheld the conviction of the captain of the Italian tugboat (ASO 28), […]

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Albania: Parliament approves an agreement on immigration with Italy

March 6, 2024

The Albanian Parliament approved an agreement with Italy regarding immigration, which will allow Rome to build two centers in the Balkan country to receive migrants and process asylum requests, while international and human rights organizations criticized it. The Albanian Constitutional Court had previously rejected an appeal by representatives from the opposition Democratic Party against the […]

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The Mediterranean swallowed 289 children during 2023, and UNICEF calls for solutions

March 5, 2024

UN reports showed that the scope of exploitation and death among the displaced and those forcibly leaving their countries is expanding more and more, especially among women and children, who are the weakest link, noting that the Mediterranean Sea swallowed 289 children during the past year. In its official reports, UNICEF indicated that the number […]

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Human rights objections against Serbia forcing Syrian migrants to return to Macedonia “almost naked” in near-freezing temperatures

March 4, 2024

Video recordings showed semi-naked Syrian migrants forced to return to Macedonia by Serbian border guards, days after the border cooperation summit between the European Union and Serbia. Human rights organizations considered this a violation of international laws, and demanded an urgent investigation, according to media reports. The two recordings published by the Guardian, on Thursday, […]

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Italian Parliament adopts an agreement allowing asylum seekers to be sent to Albania, but the opposition rejects it

February 25, 2024

Italian representatives adopted a controversial agreement with Albania to send asylum seekers who survived drowning to closed centers in Tirana while their applications are considered, ignoring with their decision the criticism of non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and the opposition. On Wednesday, February 14, representatives approved the project by a majority of 155 votes to 115 […]

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A young Guinean immigrant committed suicide in Italy in an immigration detention center, in protest against poor conditions

February 21, 2024

The Italian authorities arrested 14 people after violent protests broke out in a pre-deportation detention center in Ponte Galleria, near the capital, Rome, in the wake of the tragic suicide of an immigrant from Guinea, while human rights powers called for the closure of “inhumane” detention centers, which they considered to be collapsing and does […]

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As a result of civil society efforts, children from Gaza arrived in Geneva to receive treatment for the first time

February 12, 2024

Four children who were victims of the Israeli-Palestinian war, between the ages of 14 months and 17 years, arrived in the Swiss capital, Geneva, coming from the Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment in Switzerland, and to keep them away from the imminent danger in which they live, at the initiative of a doctor residing in […]

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Spain’s Supreme Court: Mass expulsion of Moroccan minors in 2021 was “illegal”

February 11, 2024

The Spanish Supreme Court ruled that the deportation of hundreds of young Moroccan minors from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in August 2021, after a mass border crossing, was illegal and violated the European Convention on Human Rights, in a blow to the coalition government’s immigration policy. The court’s judges rejected an appeal filed by […]

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The French Constitutional Council rejects more than a third of the articles of a right-wing law on immigration

February 6, 2024

The French Constitutional Council rejected more than a third of the provisions contained in the controversial immigration bill that was adopted under pressure from the far-right, and while human rights organizations considered the ruling a “victory,” right-wing forces described it as a “coup by the judiciary.” French media reported that the texts rejected by the […]

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French opposition is pushing to drop “racist” immigration law

February 5, 2024

The French opposition said that the new draft immigration law raises concerns that tens of thousands, including 30,000 children, will be deprived of their social rights, because it contradicts the values ​​of “liberty, fraternity and equality” on which the French Republic is based, calling for the law to be withdrawn before it is presented to […]

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Despite the cold weather, thousands in France demonstrate against the strict immigration law

January 30, 2024

Tens of thousands demonstrated in several cities in France to protest against the controversial immigration law and demanded its withdrawal, amid criticism of the law that it adopts many far-right ideas. French media said that about 25,000 demonstrators came out in the capital Paris, despite the cold winter weather, on Sunday, January 14, to demand […]

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Despite the human rights rejection, Cyprus renews its demands for the EU to declare Syria a safe zone

January 29, 2024

The Greek island of Cyprus has renewed its demands to the European Union Commission to consider Syria a safe zone, in light of the continued influx of refugees into its territory, while the United Nations and human rights bodies insist that the conditions in Syria do not allow enabling or facilitating the return of refugees. […]

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