Facing reality the artistic way: MEDfaces

The faces of 38,000 human beings mark the sad reality of the EU’s migration policies. Since the year 2000, more than 38,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, the EU’s external border. Yet together we can find ways to remember all of these people who perished in search of a better life,…

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…

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…