Legal action before the ECtHR against Italy over its coordination of Libyan Coast Guard pull-backs resulting in migrant deaths and abuse

Press Release 8 May 2018 London. Italy’s collaboration with Libya to stop migrants and asylum seekers reaching Europe is facing a legal challenge over allegations that it has led to grave human rights violations against those crossing the Mediterranean, including torture and slavery. Seventeen survivors of a fatal incident in which a boat carrying migrants found itself in distress off the coast of Libya filed an application … Continue reading Legal action before the ECtHR against Italy over its coordination of Libyan Coast Guard pull-backs resulting in migrant deaths and abuse

The Court of Cassation in Rome decides against the release of the search and rescue vessel IUVENTA of Jugend Rettet E.V.

Press Release  27 APRIL 2018 London. Human Rights at Sea is closely watching the ongoing situation in the central Mediterranean route, and is deeply concerned with the restrictive asylum policies of the European Union and the general securitisation and criminalisation of search and rescue at sea. What we are witnessing is push backs operations of asylum seekers and other migrants to Libya, and the seizure of … Continue reading The Court of Cassation in Rome decides against the release of the search and rescue vessel IUVENTA of Jugend Rettet E.V.

Australian Government sends Somali refugee rape victim back to Nauru detention facility

 Australian Government sends Somali refugee rape victim back to Nauru detention facility “I was raped on Nauru.  I have been very sick.  I have never said that I did not want a termination.  I never saw a doctor.  I saw a nurse at a clinic but there was no counselling.  I saw a nurse at Villawood but there was no interpreter.  I asked but was … Continue reading Australian Government sends Somali refugee rape victim back to Nauru detention facility

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea on Australian Senate Committee Report – Asylum Seekers Detained on Nauru

Press Release: Australian Senate Committee Recognises Breaches of Human Rights of Asylum Seekers Arriving by Sea Detained on Nauru For Immediate Release Human Rights at Sea has been following the investigations by the Australian Senate Committee concerning the detention of asylum seekers arriving by sea in the Nauru Regional Processing Centre. On 31 August 2015 the Australian Senate Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating … Continue reading Press Release: Human Rights at Sea on Australian Senate Committee Report – Asylum Seekers Detained on Nauru

Thai Court sentences former official and orders him to pay compensation to Rohingya human trafficking victim

PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) Photo: The Maritime Executive. Thai court sentences former official and orders him to pay compensation to Rohingya human trafficking victim Songkhla Provincial Court sentenced Former member of the Satun PAO to 22 years and six months and ordered him to pay Rohingya human trafficking victim 126,900 baht as compensation. The lawyer of the Human Rights and Development Foundation … Continue reading Thai Court sentences former official and orders him to pay compensation to Rohingya human trafficking victim