Für eine Minute soll es totenstill werden vor dem Berliner Hauptbahnhof. In sechs Tagen werden wir der mehr als 10.000 Menschen gedenken, die in den letzten drei Jahren auf ihrer Flucht nach Europa ums Leben gekommen sind. Gemeinsam mit einem breiten Bündnis von kirchlichen und nichtkirchlichen Organisationen stehen wir auf gegen das Sterben im Mittelmeer: Am…Details
The Blog follows Sea-Watch in its mission across the Mediterranean Sea, reporting on the latest news regarding operations and activities of Sea-Watch, in the context of the current humanitarian crisis at sea.
Such platform represents as well the link of Sea-Watch with Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), a charity offering independent research, investigation and advocacy for maritime human rights.
The Blog is curated by Giorgia Linardi, HRAS intern as well as Sea-Watch legal adviser and representative. Giorgia participated to missions in both the Central and Eastern Mediterranean as part of the coordinating team in Lesvos and Lampedusa and as crew member.
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Sea-Watch has demanded of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to extend the ongoing investigation of human rights violations in Libya to the activities of the Libyan Coast Guard. Most concerning is the forced return of migrants to Libya, documented by Sea-Watch yet again in an incident last week which constitutes a violation…Details
The real disaster is not that we save lives in the Mediterranean, but that there are not enough state ships to save people from drowning, said Axel Grafmanns, Managing Director of Sea-Watch, on May 10th 2017 before the defense committee of the Italian Senate: “I grew up in the former German Democratic Republic, so I…Details
Press release: Sea-Watch demands independent investigation of the illegal return of an overcrowded wooden boat
On the 10th of May, Sea-Watch witnessed an illegal pull back of several hundred migrants into Libyan waters. The captain had received a mandate from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Rome to attend to the rescue of the wooden boat in distress. Upon arrival of a patrol vessel from Libya, the rescue crew…Details
The Libyan navy, which is financed by the EU, put the lives of the Sea-Watch crew as well as those of several hundred refugees into danger during a return operation that breaches both international and sea law. The incident, in which a patrol vessel of the Libyan navy nearly collided into our boat, was documented by…Details