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Greece: Pylos Shipwreck Disparities Underscore Need for Human Rights Compliant Inquiry

Starkly divergent accounts from survivors and Greek authorities around the circumstances of the deadly Pylos shipwreck underscore the urgent need for an effective, independent, and impartial investigation, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The fishing vessel, Adriana, was carrying an estimated 750…

Shipwreck in Pylos. Open letter by over 180 human rights organizations

Today on World Refugee Day, we jointly demand full and independent investigations into the events, clear consequences for those responsible, an end to the systematic pushback practices at the European borders, and justice for the victims. 10 years after the…

The Greek migrant shipwreck is another preventable tragedy at the borders of Europe

The Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy has been described as the “world’s most dangerous maritime crossing”. This was proven once again last week in the tragic shipwreck of a boat full of men, women and children, around 50 miles…

Deaths in the Mediterranean are political intent – the German government must finally act

“The number of deaths in the Mediterranean Sea is reaching levels not seen in years: from January to March of this year alone, 441 people drowned while fleeing to Europe. And these are only the confirmed cases, many more people…

EU border agency Frontex accused of covering up human rights violations in Greece – the allegations explained

A classified report by EU anti-fraud office Olaf has accused Frontex, the EU border agency, of covering up human rights violations in Greece. The report was made public by German media. It comes after a months-long investigation into allegations that Greek border officials…

Greece: Frontex fails to report potential violations of human rights

Seven civil society organizations from Samos island brief MEPs, ahead of LIBE Committee meeting on October 10th. Frontex is not using its internal monitoring and reporting mechanism to investigate potential violations of fundamental rights or international protection obligations: this is…

Pushbacks in Greek Waters Put Lives at Risk

Border Patrol Agency has a Duty to Protect Human Rights Eva Cossé Mounting evidence suggests the Greek government has been secretly expelling thousands of migrants trying to reach its shores. An EUObserver article published on November 18 also suggests the…

Refugee crisis 2016: 410 people drowned or missing in the Aegean

The UNHCR have published figures for the first two months of 2016, giving details of some 138,280 people who came by sea to Greece and Italy, 36% of whom are children while 410 deaths or missing people in the Aegean…

Refugee crisis: People’s safety or border security?

The latest developments at a local and international level to address the refugee crisis in a successful way have triggered many concerns in those who are actively involved with the issue and also in civil society. Refugees and migrants travelling…

Apostolis Fotiadis: Europe speculates on the refugee crisis

Apostolis Fotiadis is a freelance journalist. He has reported on politics since 2005 with an emphasis on European immigration policy and ethnic conflicts in the Balkans. He is an analyst in Greek and foreign media. In early 2015, he published…

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