World's wealthiest nations accused by Amnesty of leaving poorer countries bearing the brunt of global refugee crisis.
As non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working around the globe to advance the human rights of children (1), we welcome the commitments made by States today to work towards ending the practice of child immigration detention, and recognizing the importance of improved data collection related to international migration (2).
Roma women launch campaign to end segregation in Czech schools and fight for equal opportunities for their children.
They call them “migrant hunters” or “citizen protection” organizations. They are volunteers, whose self-appointed job is to patrol Bulgaria’s border with Turkey, seeking out people trying to cross.
In the implementation of their international obligations, European and EU states have devised sophisticated asylum systems based on complex procedural tools. In some cases, tools are designed and used for the purpose of avoiding responsibility for refugees, because they allow claims to be dismissed as inadmissible before looking at the substance of the claim. The recent EU-Turkey deal and the European Commission’s proposal for harmonised asylum procedures under an Asylum Procedures Regulation, for instance, revolve around concepts such as “safe third country” and “first country of asylum”. A report launched today by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA), managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), documents the limited and fragmented application of admissibility and safe country concepts in 20 European countries