25. April 2014 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Syrian Refugees in Europe: a neglected human rights crisis · Kategorien: Deutschland, Syrien, Türkei · Tags: , ,

Syrian refugee in Turkey, Bulgaria and Germany – Commissioner Muižnieks

Last December, Commissioner Muižnieks carried out a 5-day visit to Turkey, Bulgaria and Germany on the Syrian refugee crisis. He urged European countries to step up their efforts in providing protection to the more than one million Syrian refugees in Europe.

Link to the video of the visit

Several European countries use of the ATV (airport transit visa) in fighting arrival of Syrians (France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherland, Greece, Austria, etc.) and at the border between Greece and Turkey, Frontex and border guards of Greece fight also against arrival of Syrians and many others foreigners (see the report of Pro Asyl p.72-73)

07. April 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Lesehinweis 2 · Kategorien: Lesetipps · Tags: , ,

Zwischen Legitimation und Krise (2)

J. Daniel Oliva Martínez: Derecho del mar e inmigración irregular. In: Derecho Migratorio y Extranjería.
Revista de derecho de extranjería Nr. 17 (2008), S. 265-290


This study aims to approach the international legal framework regulating the search, interception or rescue in territorial as well as international waters of vessels adrift or in danger and how this relates to the international obligations of Spain vis à vis the protection of human rights and the dignity of the irregular migrants or asylum seekers who, rather frequently, are involved in these crossings. The ultimate aim of this study is to identify the rules, with which ship authorities and captains have to comply when they sail under Spanish flag, in a context in which Spain has become the country of destination for a large part of the irregular migration that seeks to reach the European territory by sea.


07. April 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Lesehinweis 1 · Kategorien: Lesetipps · Tags: , ,

Zwischen Legitimation und Krise (1)

Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, Ruth Weinzierl

Human Rights at the EU’s common external maritime border. Recommendations to the EU legislature. Policy Paper No. 11, 2008


Ruth Weinzierl; Urszula Lisson, Border Management and Human Rights. A study of EU Law and the Law of the Sea. Study, 2007


31. März 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Europarat: Vollständiger Bericht · Kategorien: Libyen · Tags: , , , , ,

Europarat 29.03.2012: „Lives lost in the Mediterranean Sea: who is responsible?“

On March 29th 2012, the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Council of Europe adopted the provisional version of its report “Lives lost in the Mediterranean Sea: who is responsible?”.

Rapporteur: Ms Tineke STRIK, Netherlands, Socialist Group


The starting point for this report is that at least 1 500 people are known to have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean in 2011. This report however focuses on one particularly harrowing case in which a small boat left Tripoli with 72 people on board and after two weeks at sea drifted back to Libya with only nine survivors. No one went to the aid of this boat, despite a distress call logged by the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, which pinpointed the boat’s position. There were also a number of alleged direct contacts between the boat in distress and other vessels, including a helicopter that dropped biscuits and water, but never returned, two fishing vessels, both of which refused to provide assistance, and a large military vessel which came into close contact with the boat, but ignored obvious distress signals.

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30. März 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Presse Boat-people / Europarat / NATO · Kategorien: Italien, Libyen, Malta · Tags: , , , , , ,

Menschenrechtsgruppen / Europarat / Mittelmeer Boat-people / NATO: Presse-Artikel













29. März 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Europarat kritisiert NATO und Küstenwachen · Kategorien: Libyen · Tags: , , , ,

Europarat: „migrants deaths“ – ein dunkler Tag für Europa

Berichterstatterin Tineke Stirk veröffentlicht den Bericht des Europarats zum Sterben im Mittelmeer und stellt ihn morgen der Parlamentarischen Versammlung vor. Der Bericht trägt den Titel „Who is responsible for migrants‘ deaths in the Mediterranean?“. Auch das Projekt „Boats4People“ wird er erwähnen.

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