Press release: New EU migration pact erodes European right to asylum

Today’s agreement on the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) cements the deadly status quo at Europe’s external borders. Contrary to all claims, the reform will not save a single human life. Together with 17 other initiatives, the sea rescue organization Sea-Watch is protesting vigorously against the Europe-wide tightening of asylum law. In…


Malta’s deadly non-assistance in the Central Mediterranean Sea

A joint statement by Alarm Phone, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Sea-Watch. Malta has once more neglected its legal obligations under the law of the sea and abandoned 14 persons in distress at sea resulting into one death. Civil society groups Alarm Phone, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Sea-Watch, all operating…


Sea-Watch vs. Frontex

On Wednesday, 24.04.2024, the General Court of the European Union will rule on the Sea-Watch v Frontex case. Sea-Watch filed a complaint in April 2022 and a hearing was held in Luxembourg in October 2023. Previously, the border agency had refused a Freedom of information (FOI) request. The release of the withheld information is intended…