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New Report Suggests Ways to Strengthen International Law
by Bede Sheppard, Deputy Director, Children's Rights Division
Is there more international law can do to protect children caught up in war? That is the question raised by a major report released today as part of an inquiry on protecting children during conflicts.
Des procédures défectueuses les privent de services essentiels
À Paris, les autorités de protection de l’enfance ont recours à des procédures défectueuses qui aboutissent à des refus arbitraires de reconnaissance du statut de mineur à des enfants migrants non accompagnés, privant nombre d’entre eux d’une assistance dont ils ont désespérément besoin.
Flawed Procedures Block Access to Services
Paris child protection authorities employ inadequate procedures that arbitrarily deny formal recognition as a child to unaccompanied migrant children, denying many the services they desperately need.
(New York) – A satellite image taken on September 13, 2018 shows substantial growth in the tent city the US government is using to detain migrant children located in the desert in Tornillo, Texas.
Five years to the day after the Lampedusa tragedy in which at least 368 people died, rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea are more vital than ever. It is alarming that the last rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean may be forced to stop operating. We call on European leaders to ensure the Aquarius can continue to save lives at sea.
Preventing Rescue at Sea, Punishing Survivors on Land
Judith Sunderland, Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
The current Italian government’s inhumane approach to refugees and migrants has reached a new low.
EU should stop backing policy that confines people to Aegean islands
Todor Gardos, Researcher, Europe and Central Asia Division
Boat migration to Greece is no longer in the headlines but the crisis for asylum seekers on the Greek islands continues.
Families Would Be Able to Try Again to Seek Aslyum in the US
After the Trump administration was slammed with lawsuits for separating migrant children and parents at the border, the US government has agreed to allow many of these parents, whose asylum claims were rejected, to reapply.
Small number of pro-killer robot states block efforts to take substantive action
Delivered by Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Human Rights Watch is a co-founder of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, and Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch is the global coordinator of the Campaign.
Les États-Unis s’éloignent toutefois de l’interdiction de ces armes non fiables
(Genève) – Aucun État partie au traité de 2008 bannissant les armes à sous-munitions n’a violé les dispositions clés bannissant l’usage, la production, le transfert et le stockage de ces armes – ce qui donne un bilan de conformité sans tache, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui, à l’occasion de la publication du rapport _Cluster Munition Monitor 2018_.
No room for Prejudiced Asylum Officers
Advocacy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program
The process of seeking asylum is difficult for anyone, but sexual and gender minorities fleeing persecution in their home countries can be particularly vulnerable, as two recent decisions by Austrian asylum officers show.
De nouvelles dispositions risquent de compromettre les droits des demandeurs d’asile sans résoudre les problèmes qui persistent
Chargée de plaidoyer
New provisions risk undermining asylum seekers’ rights while not solving ongoing issues
Senior Advocacy Coordinator
Hamid Khazaei was a fit and healthy young man when he arrived on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island in September 2013, transferred there by the Australian government under its draconian asylum-seeker policy.
Less than a year later, the 24-year-old Iranian was dead from septicemia after a sore on his leg became infected.
Allow European Rescues, Agree on Safe Disembarkation
(Milan) – The European Union’s obstruction of nongovernmental rescues and handover of responsibility to Libyan coast guard forces is a recipe for even greater loss of life in the Mediterranean and a continuing cycle of abuse for people trapped in Libya, Human Rights Watch said today.
Fallout From Family Separation at US Border Worsened by Heavy-Handed Tactics
Michael Garcia Bochenek
Senior Counsel, Children’s Rights Division
A month after President Donald Trump reversed his abhorrent policy of forcibly separating migrant families at the border, its consequences continue – harming the mental health of children and parents, impeding migrants’ legal options, and undermining their legitimate right to seek asylum.
Greece: Asylum-Seeking Children Deprived of School
Few Classes in Government Camps on the Aegean Islands
(Athens) – Greece is denying thousands of asylum-seeking children their right to an education because of an European Union-backed migration policy that traps them on the Aegean islands, Human Rights Watch said today.
Sa décision sur la fraternité est une leçon pour l’Europe
La haute juridiction française vient de rendre une décision selon laquelle aider les autres dans le besoin, y compris des personnes migrantes en situation irrégulière, est protégé par la constitution.