Brussels, 24 April 2015
23 April 2015 was a terrible day: the European Council, that was at last to “take action” as regards a “tragic” situation in the Mediterranean, merely attempted to shelter the European Union and its Member States from migrants by toughening border protection.
The European Union Heads of Government, who met with great ado, had but one message for those thousands of human beings – men, women and children – who risk death and often find it, attempting to reach a place to (...) Read more
“Where are they, all these persons gone but never arrived?”Messengers is on the fragile limit that separate alive migrants and dead ones. This focus on dead people with no tomb questions the ghost part of Europe.
Charlotte Garson for the « Catalogue du Cinéma du Réel », 2014
From the Sahara to Melilla, witnesses talk about how they narrowly escaped death, which took away their companions, literally and symbolically, as migrants drowned at the border. People (...) Read more
As the European Council meets to adopt strategic guidelines that will shape future EU policies in the area of freedom, security and justice, “Incompatibility between Frontex’s activities and the full respect of fundamental rights persists,” reaffirms the Frontexit Campaign. Frontexit is publishing today an overview of the information it has collected about the Agency since the campaign’s launch in March 2013.
We trust that the new guidelines will take into account the tragic death of 366 (...) Read more
Paris, June 26, 2014 - Pursuant to the disastrous Left-to-die-boat incident which took the life, in March 2011, of 63 people near the coast of Libya, at the height of the the Mediterranean military operations, a few survivors and several organisations filed a complaint on June 14, 2013, accusing the French army of not providing assistance to persons in danger.
Without the slightest investigation investigating, the presiding judge, on December 6, 2013, announced there was no grounds to (...) Read more
Report of an observation mission in Sicily carried out, between the 1st of February and the 8th (...) Read more
Since the 1990s, detention has become one of the main tools to manage migrant populations in (...) Read more
Fact finding mission report of the FIDH, Justice Without Borders for Migrants and (...) Read more
Third annual report of Migreurop on violations of human rights at borders. Read more