• Dec 8, 2014
    Jordanian authorities on December 3, 2014, deported to Syria nine Syrians working to facilitate medical treatment in Jordan for war-wounded Syrians. These forcible returns violate the customary international law principle of nonrefoulement, which forbids governments from returning people to places where their lives or freedom would be threatened.
    Press release
  • Dec 5, 2014
    All countries should suspend any forcible returns of Libyans and third country nationals to Libya as they may face serious harm if forced to return there
    Press release
  • Dec 2, 2014
    Landmines placed decades ago by the Turkish military have killed at least three civilians trying to flee Syria and injured at least nine others. The landmines, in a restricted zone along the border with Syria, threaten thousands more Syrian refugees.
    Press release
  • Nov 24, 2014
    The Spanish Congress should amend a deeply flawed public security bill that would curb spontaneous protest and formalize abusive expulsions of asylum seekers. The congressional committee on home affairs is due to adopt the bill on November 25, 2014, after which the bill will go the plenary for debate and vote in the coming days.
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  • Nov 23, 2014
    Jordanian authorities have forcibly deported vulnerable Syrian refugees back to Syria in violation of Jordan’s international obligations.
    Press release
  • Nov 21, 2014
    US President Barack Obama’s decision to suspend the deportation of certain unauthorized migrants will protect millions of people from the corrosive threat of removal, Human Rights Watch said today. The plan outlined, while deficient in key respects, will keep eligible families intact and help immigrants resist workplace and other abuses without fear of deportation.
    Press release
  • Nov 20, 2014
    The US government is summarily deporting parents of US citizen children apprehended at the border despite their deep ties to the United States. President Barack Obama’s planned executive action on immigration should include relief for family members at the border.
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  • Nov 7, 2014
    The Lebanese government forcibly returned Syrian national Mahmoud Abdul Rahman Hamdan to Syria on September 28, despite his fear of detention and torture by the Syrian authorities.
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  • Oct 30, 2014
    The Spanish government should immediately drop its plans to provide a legal basis for summary returns from its enclaves in North Africa, 13 human rights groups said today.
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  • Oct 21, 2014
    Spanish authorities should investigate the beating and pushback of a man by Guardia Civil officers in Melilla on October 15, 2014.
    Press release