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NGOs call to drop unfounded charges for peaceful activism

Unfounded charges of “offending religious beliefs” are being brought against three women human rights defenders in Poland for simply exercising their right to freedom of Download the statement here…
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To provide a fresh start and avoid past mistakes, risky elements need to be addressed and positive aspects need to be expanded

The commitment to a more human approach to protection and the emphasis on the fact that migration is needed and positive for Europe with which the European Commission launched the Pact on Migration and Asylum is welcome. However, this rhetoric is…
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Μore than 160 Greek and international organizations, academics, and other actors from all over Europe urge the Greek authorities to revoke decision to close dignified alternatives in accommodating refugees οn Lesvos

Click to expand Image Mural painting welcoming asylum seekers and…
Mural painting welcoming asylum seekers and migrants at PIKPA, a volunteer-run camp on Lesbos island, Greece. Since 2012 thousands of people fleeing war and persecution who have reached the island have found shelter at PIKPA.
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Third-Party Intervention Filed at European Court of Human Rights

 
 
 On 11 November 2019, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch submitted a joint third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in a case involving Libya’s abuses against migrants during operations at sea and upon return to…
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The Human Rights Implications of Brexit

Submission to the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights
 
 The Human Rights Implications of Brexit
 
 October 2016
 
  
 
 Human Rights Watch welcomes this opportunity to submit evidence to the committee. We are…
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Mr. President, In the past twenty years, at least 15,000 people have died trying to reach Europe's shores from Africa and the Middle East. Many of those who died were refugees and asylum seekers, women and children, human beings fleeing wars, abject chaos…