Asylum

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the entry into force of important new measures in Mexico to protect the rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers, including the end of immigration detention for boys and girls. Under the reforms, no children,…

ACLU Reminds Biden of ‘Moral and Legal Imperative’ to Reverse Trump’s Unlawful Asylum Policy

The civil liberties group stressed the new administration must “restore the right to asylum and end the government’s ongoing violations of law.” by Brett Wilkins, staff writer The ACLU on Tuesday reminded President-elect Joe Biden of the “moral and legal…

Spain: Respect Rights of People Arriving by Sea to Canary Islands

Ensure Adequate Reception Conditions, Access to Information and Asylum Spanish authorities should immediately alleviate overcrowded and unsanitary conditions on the Arguineguín pier, Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, Human Rights Watch said today. Since November 7, 2020, when Human…

Italy: Revoke Abusive Anti-Asylum Decrees

Draconian Migration Measures Put Lives, Rights at Risk Italy’s Democratic Party-Five Star Movement coalition government should revoke anti-asylum and anti-rescue measures held over from the previous government, Human Rights Watch said today. The government is expected to propose modifications to two…

Julian Assange: a sense of the reaction in Quito, Ecuador

Today, Quito woke up as cold as usual, but that was not the first thing that Ecuadorians noticed when their alarms went off. At 5 a.m., Ecuadorian time, President Lenín Moreno announced to everyone that the country was to stop…

Hunger Strike Continues into 7th Week on day of Trump’s Visit to El Paso

The “El Paso 9” continue their hunger strike into the 7th week at the El Paso Processing Center. Nine of 11 Sikh asylum seekers are being violently force-fed by ICE staff and late last week all nine were thrown into…

Corporate media smears WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

A number of corporate media outlets have begun the year by publishing scurrilous and derisive attacks against WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. The coverage has the character of a coordinated political campaign, with the most sinister motives. Its aim…

Stop the persecution of Julian Assange and protect his right to asylum

In a public statement, the Communication Forum for the Integration of Our America (FCINA , Spanish initials) called for support for Julian Assange, demanding an end to the persecution of the founder of the non-profit media organization WikiLeaks. The initiative…

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell The London-based Times newspaper reported yesterday that the British and Ecuadorian governments have been holding secret discussions on plans to evict WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy, where he sought political asylum six years ago. The article…

Calais Migrant Camp Closure Drives Refugees To Paris Streets

By Melissa Chemam* Note: This article is being reproduced courtesy of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s online Journal ‘International Politics and Society’ published on March 7, 2017 with the headline Refugees Welcome? PARIS (IDN-INPS) – Since the destruction of the informal…

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