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Frontex: a public agency incapable of accountability

As the movement of people across the Mediterranean has become securitised, Frontex has come to the fore—not to good effect. The shipwreck near Pylos last June, one of the greatest modern tragedies in Greek waters, claimed more than 600 lives. In its wake, criticism…

Extreme police violence in the CIE: another reflection of institutionalized xenophobia

New testimonies from former prisoners and anti-racist activists once again denounce the daily beatings, humiliations, and degradations that take place in these places with total impunity. By Alejandra Mateo Fano/El Salto diario In mid-February, the brutal beatings suffered by more…

Stop torture and inhumane treatment at Europe’s borders

Launched a European mobilization by associations, movements, committees, parties, activists, volunteers, activists with the instrument of the ECI, the European Citizens’ Initiative. We are activists of Stop Border Violence, an Association formed in January last year, to promote an ECI…

Spain condemned for illegally returning migrant minors

The Administrative Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court has condemned Spain for the return of eight unaccompanied migrant minors in August 2021. This followed the migration crisis in May of the same year, in which approximately 12,000 people, including more…

Tunisia: expulsions and arrests of sub-Saharan migrants

Human rights and migrants’ rights organisations and collectives have raised an accusatory alert against the Tunisian government and claim that there is a repressive campaign “to satisfy European blackmail and guarantee a constant flow of financial and logistical support”. According…

French Lawmakers Adopt Regressive Immigration Bill

New Legislation is an Attack on Migrants’ Rights, a Concession to the Far Right Eva Cossé France’s lawmakers have adopted an immigration bill that may have a devastating impact on the rights of asylum seekers and migrants in France. Under pressure from…

Open Arms: Head of Mission and Captain questioned, new administrative arrest and fine

On Saturday [September 30,2023], the Open Arms carried out three separate rescue operations in international waters, rescuing a total of 176 people. The first two boats had 33 and 36 people on board, and were traveling in dangerous conditions and…

“Rosenovo does not exist” – Chronicle of the discovery of the body of Saif Al-Ahmad, a 22-year-old boy

Since late June, the Collettivo Rotte Balcaniche Alto Vicentino has embarked on a project of active solidarity and monitoring at the outermost border of the European Union, the border between Bulgaria and Turkey. We publish the third report on “search…

Marina di Carrara, Open Arms: this is the captain speaking to you!

I’m in Marina di Carrara these summer days and I take the opportunity to try and meet the crew of the Open Arms, which is stopped in port by the decision of our government. Overcoming some difficulties and after an…

A tale of how Europe’s borders kill in silence and indifference

Bulgaria, per tutti i morti di frontiera.   At about 12 o’clock, the number of the collective receives the signalation of the body of a 30-year-old Syrian boy, H., who died during a game attempt near route 79. We have the…

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