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

HRAS Intern becomes Erasmus+ Ambassador

Melanie Glodkiewicz selected as an Erasmus+ Ambassador “My internship has been a life-changing period” Wednesday 14 June 2016 Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce that a former intern, Miss Melanie Glodkiewicz, has been selected to become a European Erasmus+ Programme ambassador following her work on Mediterranean migrant projects for the charity and while seconded to the German NGO, Seawatch. Melanie joined the HRAS … Continue reading HRAS Intern becomes Erasmus+ Ambassador

The HRAS Interview: Giorgia Linardi – Mediterranean Migrants

Photo Credit: Federica Mameli Mediterranean Migrants: Becoming Part of the System At sea, rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, 25-year-old Giorgia Linardi met a woman that reminder of her mother. Like her mother, the woman was a doctor, a specialist; their ages were similar. But, unlike her mother, this woman had lost her family, her home, had no phone to call her brother in Germany, and so … Continue reading The HRAS Interview: Giorgia Linardi – Mediterranean Migrants

Turkish SAR authorities called to account by NGOs

Support for a co-ordinated Humanitarian Search and Rescue operation is denied. Does the Turkish Coast Guard hold responsibility for the deaths of two persons at sea? A Joint Statement and Case Study by Sea-Watch, ProActiva Open Arms, WatchTheMed Alarm Phone, Human Rights at Sea and CADUS BACKGROUND On the 19th of March 2016, a group of people left the shores of Turkey, seeking to cross … Continue reading Turkish SAR authorities called to account by NGOs