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2017

24

Nov

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European Network Against Racism calls on EU to take action to combat Afrophobia

At the United Nations Regional Meeting on the International Decade for People of African Descent today and tomorrow, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) calls on European Union Member States to finally take action to combat Afrophobia – the specific racism people of African descent face – in their respective countries. There are an estimated 15 […]

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Country: European Union
Source: Kashmir Watch

16

Nov

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EU’s policy of helping Libya intercept migrants is ‘inhuman’, says UN

The EU’s policy of aiding Libyan authorities to intercept migrants and return them to detention is “inhuman”, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The UN’s human rights chief accused European countries of ignoring warnings over the deal struck with Libya. Authorities say it has caused detainees to rise sharply to almost 20,000. UN monitors who […]

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Country: European Union
Source: BBC

08

Nov

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Child refugees are being abused by European border officials

A recent report by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Serbia details how child refugees are being abused by border force officials all along the Balkan Route. The Balkan Route is a path—popular with Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan refugees—that runs from Turkey into Greece, Bulgaria, and north toward Germany. Last year, the EU and Turkey placed extra border control forces and electric fences […]

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Country: European Union
Source: VICE

09

Oct

In this May 13, 2013 photo, an internally displaced Rohingya woman holds her newborn baby surrounded by children in the foreground of makeshift tents at a camp for Rohingya people in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar. Authorities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in the aftermath of sectarian violence.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) ** Usable by LA and DC Only **

Council of Europe declines to discuss Myanmar crisis

A Turkish motion at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to hold an emergency session on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar was rejected on Monday. Acting president Roger Gale said in an opening session in Strasbourg that the Turkish delegation’s offer was turned down by the Bureau of the Assembly. Turkey wanted […]

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Country: European Union
Source: Anadolu Agency

05

Oct

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Stop sending Afghan refugees back to danger: Amnesty to EU

Amnesty International says the European Union is “brazenly” violating international law by forcing thousands of Afghan refugees back to their war-torn homeland, where they face the risks of death, torture and other “horrors.” In a report released on Thursday, the UK-based rights group lists “harrowing” cases of Afghans sent back home from European nations such as Norway, […]

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Country: European Union
Source: Press Tv

03

Oct

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EU refuses to condemn poll ‘brutality’ by Spanish police

Brussels threw its weight behind Spain in the Catalonia crisis yesterday and refused to condemn police for alleged brutality when they tried to stop Sunday’s independence referendum. The EU said the fall-out from the contentious poll was an ‘internal matter’. Its refusal to intervene came after a day of violence in the wealthy region where […]

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Country: European Union
Source: Daily Mail

28

Sep

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EU asylum-seeker plan sees poor results

The EU has failed to relocate a target of 160,000 asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy among its member states as part of an ambitious burden-sharing scheme rolled out in 2015. Although the two-year program ended on Tuesday, only 29,000 people have been relocated while some EU states did not take a single person. The EU […]

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Country: European Union
Source: Anadolu Agency

21

Sep

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Muslims in the EU: High levels of trust despite pervasive discrimination

The vast majority of Muslims in the EU have a high sense of trust in democratic institutions despite experiencing widespread discrimination and harassment, a major survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. The survey captures the experiences of Muslim immigrants and their EU-born children, revealing that public attitudes have changed all […]

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Country: European Union
Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights