Criminalisation of solidarity

Immigration & cross-border migrating populations in Europe | Interview with Dr Evgenia Iliadou

Dr Evgenia Iliadou studied Sociology at the University of Crete and Social Anthropology at the University of the Aegean; she recently in 2019 completed her PhD thesis upon awarded scholarship on “Border Harms and Everyday Violence: The Lived Experiences of Border…

European countries should face legal consequences for ‘criminalising’ migrant solidarity, says new report

Following openDemocracy revelations, a new EU-funded study reveals a sharp rise in cases of criminalised solidarity and humanitarian aid under anti-smuggling laws. By Claudia Torrisi for openDemocracy European institutions must consider legal action against member states that incorrectly ‘criminalise’ citizens…

Something beautiful, despite the odds, lives on in Calais

A disturbing trend across Europe sees NGOs attacked and people showing compassion stigmatized. By Stefan Simanowitz 4 June 2019 for openDemocracy Last week as the trial began of Scott Warren, a humanitarian aid volunteer who faces up to 20 years in…