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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.
France: Child Migrants Left Adrift in Paris
Flawed Age Assessment Excludes Many from Care
(Paris) – Child protection authorities in Paris are using flawed age assessment procedures for unaccompanied migrant children, excluding many from care they need and are entitled to, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Hundreds of these young migrants find themselves homeless, often condemned to sleep on the streets of Paris.
UN Report Shows Why More Countries Should Join Safe Schools Declaration
Deputy Director, Children's Rights Division
Millions of Children Are Separated From Incarcerated Parents
Aryeh Neier Fellow, US Program
In the past few weeks, public outrage has erupted in response to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Yet in the US, family separations are not new.
Secretary-General’s ‘List of Shame’ Should Reflect Report Findings
(New York) – The United Nations secretary-general’s new report on children and armed conflict sets a damaging precedent by ignoring or downplaying some countries’ abuses in his annual “list of shame,” Human Rights Watch said today.
ICE Has Abandoned an Effective Alternative That Keeps Families Free
As US President Donald Trump ended his appalling mass family separation policy on the US southern border, he claimed a false choice: the US government either needs to separate families that cross the US border or detain them together. But family detention is not the best or only alternative to family separation – other approaches exist that are both just and fair.
They are also much cheaper than detention.
Summit Should Reject Offshore Processing of Asylum Seekers
(Brussels) – An European Union summit in Brussels starting on June 28, 2018, is likely to be a critical moment for the development of EU migration policy, Human Rights Watch said.
An informal meeting of 16 EU leaders on June 24 suggested that the bloc is deeply divided over the issue. The debate over migration policy is dominating EU politics at a time when arrivals to the EU by sea are at their lowest point since 2013.