At sea, every day is ‘World Refugee Day’

It is not a crime to flee war, violence or poverty. To lend weight to this statement, Sea-Watch organised an open exchange of ideas in Berlin on World Refugee Day, 20th June 2017. Various guests brought their perspectives on the criminalisation of refugees and migrants to the podium. Contributions from leading experts in fields of…

Control over the Trolls

Our Facebook Moderator engages daily in the struggle for truth – and against hate   ‘Watch out – all that hate does funny things to you.’ This phrase, which Leonie has heard a lot recently, keeps popping into her head. “What does it do to you? A lot of things I’m confronted with just make…

No need for a new ‘Code of Conduct’!

The interior ministers of Italy, Germany and France, as well as the EU Commissioner for Refugees Dimitris Avramopoulous, demanded on Monday a code of conduct for migrant rescue NGOs. They ignore the fact that such a code already exists: the international law of the sea. Furthermore, a broader code of conduct has already been agreed…