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Joint Statement: The future EU must uphold the right to asylum in Europe

To ensure that refugees can access protection, states must guarantee the right to seek and enjoy asylum and uphold their commitments to the international refugee protection system. This obligation applies to all EU Member States under Article 18 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Yet, the recent and increasing attempts by the EU and…

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Political repression against sea rescue is rising

Rachele is a legal specialist and part of Sea-Watch’s Italian team. For 20 months, she has been observing how the migration policy situation has worsened since Giorgia Meloni took office. Although the “sea blockade” Meloni announced during her election campaign has not been possible thanks to current international law, there is still great cause for…

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Airborne Annual Report 2023

The Airborne Annual Report 2023 provides an overview of the human rights violations we have documented in the central Mediterranean.   The report analyzes the year 2023 in terms of migration policy, with a focus on the externalization of European borders and the control over them. Using exemplary cases, the main findings from 2023 are…

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12 bodies discovered by Sea-Watch monitoring aircraft in the Mediterranean

The crew of the Seabird 2 aircraft of the sea rescue organization Sea-Watch discovered the bodies of 11 people floating in international waters off the Libyan coast during their monitoring flight yesterday. During today’s mission, the crew discovered another body. The exact circumstances are still unclear. During their nine-hour observation flight, which started yesterday morning…

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