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Greece: A blue print for despair. Human rights impact of the EU-Turkey deal

The EU-Turkey deal, agreed in March last year was Europe’s signature response to these challenges. It has certainly stemmed the flow of migrants across the Aegean, but at considerable cost to Europe’s commitment to upholding the basic principles of refugee protection and the lives of the tens of thousands it has trapped on Greek islands. With European leaders touting its success, closing their eyes to its flaws, and seeing in it a blueprint for new migration deals with countries like Libya, Sudan, Niger and many others, this briefing serves as a cautionary tale.

Date:
14 February 2017
Ref:
EUR 25/5664/2017
  • Research
  • Azerbaijan
  • EU

Azerbaijan: Allegations of suspicious money transfers and other violations of the Parliamentary Assembly’s Code of Conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan

The allegations regarding improper conduct of members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe with a view to influencing the content of and voting on the Assembly’s resolutions are serious, credible and risk gravely undermining the integrity and credibility of the Assembly as an institution tasked with upholding and promoting human rights. It is essential that these allegations be investigated thoroughly and impartially.

Date:
24 January 2017
Ref:
EUR 55/5556/2017
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  • Austria
  • EU

Europe: Dangerously disproportionate: The ever-expanding national security state in Europe - Executive Summary

Hundreds of people were killed and wounded in a spate of violent attacks in European Union (EU) states between January 2015 and December 2016. They were shot by armed men, blown up in suicide bomb attacks and deliberately run over as they walked in the street. These callous crimes did not just target individuals; they were also attacks on societies, on how people live and what people think. The need to protect people from such wanton violence is obvious and urgent.

Date:
17 January 2017
Ref:
EUR 01/5343/2017
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  • Austria
  • EU

Europe: Dangerously disproportionate: The ever-expanding national security state in Europe

Hundreds of people were killed and wounded in violent attacks in the European Union in 2015 and 2016. The need to protect people from such wanton violence is obvious and urgent. This report gives a bird’s eye view of the national security landscape and shows just how widespread and deep the “securitization” of Europe has become. It focuses on eight themes: states of emergency, principle of legality, right to privacy, freedom of expression, right to liberty, freedom of movement, stripping of nationality, and the prohibition on sending people to places where they risk torture.

Date:
17 January 2017
Ref:
EUR 01/5342/2017
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  • Italy
  • Migrants

Wire Magazine January - March 2017: Welcome to Mexico

In this issue we look into the eyes of Central American refugees in Mexico and at how detentions and deportations are replacing Mexican hospitality; focus on hotspot Italy and abuses of refugees and migrants by European governments; highlight Indonesia and the great palm oil scandal; suggest practical ways to protect online privacy; and celebrate a few of the ways you made a positive difference in 2016.

Date:
1 January 2017
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NWS 21/5183/2017
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  • Europe and Central Asia
  • EU

Greece: “Our hope is broken” - European paralysis leaves thousands of refugees stranded in Greece

In 2015, the global refugee crisis moved centre stage in Europe as never before. Uprooted by persecution and conflicts old and new, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children looked to Europe as a place of safety. One year on, following the sealing of successive borders, images of thousands of people trudging through the Balkans have stopped. But the humanitarian crisis has not. Almost 60,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece, the majority in appalling conditions.

Date:
22 September 2016
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EUR 25/4843/2016
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  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Refugees

Reject dangerous migration response plan, more than 100 NGOs tell EU leaders

The European Union (EU) is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 100 NGOs warned on Monday. Shifting towards a foreign policy that serves the single objective of curbing migration, the EU and its member states risk further undermining their credibility and authority in the defence of human rights, the organizations say.

Date:
27 June 2016
  • Research
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Refugees

European Commission “compacts” represent responsibility-shirking, not responsibility-sharing

On 7 June 2016, the European Commission published a Communication, calling for the establishment of migration “compacts” between the EU and a range of countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The document is a striking example of precisely what has precipitated the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.

Date:
27 June 2016
Ref:
EUR 03/4319/2016
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  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Refugees

During Lesvos visit, UN chief must highlight human cost of EU’s dismal deal on refugees

So desperate is the plight of the nearly 8,500 men, women and children trapped on the Greek islands that it has prompted a visit by the world’s top diplomat. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s “solidarity” visit to Lesvos on 18 June will again highlight the disastrous reality for the refugees and migrants crammed into camps and sleeping rough, while tireless volunteers struggle to buoy their fragile hope and health.

Date:
17 June 2016
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  • Turkey
  • Refugees

EU’s reckless refugee returns to Turkey illegal

The European Union (EU) must immediately halt plans to return asylum-seekers to Turkey on the false pretence that it is a “safe country” for refugees, said Amnesty International in a briefing published today. The briefing, No safe refuge: Asylum-seekers and refugees denied effective protection in Turkey, details the short-comings in Turkey’s asylum system and the hardships refugees face there that would render their return under the EU-Turkey Agreement of 18 March illegal – and unconscionable.

Date:
3 June 2016
  • Research
  • Turkey
  • Child Labour

Turkey: No safe refuge: Asylum-seekers and refugees denied effective protection in Turkey

On 18 March 2016, the EU and Turkey agreed to a far-reaching migration control deal, under which Turkey would take back all “irregular migrants” who reached the Greek islands. The main justification for the EU-Turkey Deal is the assumption that Turkey is a safe place to which asylum-seekers and refugees can be returned. This briefing exposes this assumption as a fiction.

Date:
3 June 2016
Ref:
EUR 44/3825/2016
  • Research
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Arms Trade

Europe and Central Asia: Why the EU should ban the commercial marketing and promotion of inhumane policing and prison equipment

In 2006 the European Union introduced the world's first multilateral trade controls to prohibit the international trade in equipment which has no practical use other than for the purposes of death penalty, torture and other ill-treatment; and to control the trade in a range of policing and security equipment misused for such violations. One of the key weaknesses in the current Regulation is illustrated in this Briefing Paper.

Date:
9 May 2016
Ref:
EUR 01/3636/2016
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  • Turkey
  • Refugees

EU Turkey Summit: EU and Turkish leaders deal death blow to the right to seek asylum

The persistent preoccupation with shipping people back to Turkey instead of making unconditional efforts on resettlement and offering other safe and legal ways to Europe shows an alarmingly short-sighted and inhumane attitude to handling this crisis, said Amnesty International after European Council talks with Turkey today. Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu, President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker shared the outline of the plan for a final agreement between the EU and Turkey, in advance of the European Council meeting on 17 and 18 March.

Date:
8 March 2016