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European Union

2019

13

Sep

Institutional racism in the justice system is prevalent across EU states says new report

Institutional racism is prevalent in criminal justice systems across the European Union and has created a “justice gap” in such cases, a new study has found. The research, carried out by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), has found “deeply-rooted institutional racism” affects all parts of the justice process, from the very reporting of the […]

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Country: European Union
Source: AA , EN

05

Aug

EU border force implicated in migrant abuse

New reports place the EU border agency Frontex at scenes of brutality against migrants. The border guards of Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary have been found to be especially brutal. German and British media published reports on Monday that place the European Union border agency Frontex at the scene of illegal activities by national border guards […]

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Country: European Union
Source: AA , Info Migrants

02

Jul

EU court rejects Puigdemont’s request to claim MEP seat

Exiled former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont won’t be able to claim his seat in the European Parliament. The EU’s General Court is considering a complaint brought by the pro-independence politician related to moves by Spanish authorities to block him from being recognized as an MEP after winning a seat in May’s election. In the interim, […]

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Country: European Union
Source: Euro News , Politico

28

Mar

EU to stop Mediterranean migrant rescue boat patrols

The European Union is to stop the sea patrols that have rescued thousands of refugees and migrants from the central Mediterranean, after Italy’s populist government threatened to veto the entire operation. Operation Sophia, which has two vessels and five planes and helicopters, was set up in 2015 to prevent loss of life at sea in […]

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Country: European Union
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

2018

24

Dec

Hundreds of children report police violence at EU borders

Despite a significant drop in refugee and migrant arrivals, children still face excessive police vio-lence at the EU’s borders, and find it increasingly hard to access asylum or reunite with their par-ents. Refugee and migrant arrivals in Europe have tested the ability of countries to manage migration flows while ensuring the full respect of fundamental […]

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Country: European Union
Source: Relief

2017

13

Dec

Amnesty International accuses EU of complicity in Libya migrant abuse

Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Italy and other EU governments of being “knowingly complicit” in horrific abuses of migrants in Libya, warning of legal action against them at European and UN rights institutions. The charges by the London-based rights group mark a ratcheting up of activist and other accusations against the European Union’s policy of […]

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Country: European Union
Source: AFP , Amnesty International , CNN

24

Nov

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

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

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

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