Take a look at AEDH latest newsletter and keep up to date with European news.
27 July 2016 – On 25 July 2016, GISTI, (Information and Support Group for Immigrants), published a report on the “great imposture” of the EU-Turkey deal. This report is based on GISTI’s field mission in the Greek “hotspots” on Lesbos and Chios islands. GISTI discloses the dramatic consequences of the shameful EU-Turkey migration deal signed on 18 March 2016.
27 July 2016 – The Swiss Review Vivre Ensemble published two analyses on the discourse commonly used to speak about migration issues as part of its project “Le Comptoir des Médias”.
27 July 2016 – The meaning of “refugee” and the fact that it is often compared with the concepts of “migrants” and “asylum seekers” are not always easy to understand, and even to justify. In her brilliant article « Crise des réfugiés, ou des politiques d’asile ? », the sociologist Karen Akoka analyses the evolution of these concepts and the way they have been used throughout the XXth century. She also focuses on the institutional process which has led to the differentiation between good vs. bad refugees, and thereby sheds light on the current “migrant crisis” in Europe.
26 July 2016 – On 23 June, the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament endorsed the project aiming at modifying and standardising the format of the “European laissez-passer”, a travel document regularly used by some Member States to return foreigners without ascertaining their nationality or identity with the consular authorities of their assumed country of origin. AEDH is particularly worried by this explicit attempt to turn this document into the new key tool of the EU return policy.
APDHA denounces acts of ill-treatments and torture committed in prisons in Andalusia, and in Spain more broadly, and supports the request of the Denfensor del Pueblo for an in-depth investigation.
On 21 July, the French Parliament voted the extension of the State of Emergency. LDH criticises this measure that is ineffective and dangerous for fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.
On 14 July, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee published an analysis to denounce the violation of International and EU law by newly adopted legislation on migration and asylum in Hungary.
On 7 July, LIDU published a letter to support the wife of the Nigerian refugee Emmanuel Chidi Namdi, beaten to death during a racist aggression.
On 7 July the vice president of Open Republic denounced the increase of manifestations of hate speeches and hate acts in Poland without adequate response of the competent authorities.