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10 Sep 2018 description

La répression d'envergure qu'exercent les autorités marocaines contre des milliers de migrants, demandeurs d'asile et réfugiés subsahariens en l’absence de procédure régulière est cruelle et illégale, a déclaré Amnesty International alors que le gouvernement multiplie les raids dans le nord du pays.

07 Sep 2018 description

The Moroccan authorities’ large-scale crackdown on thousands of sub-Saharan migrants, asylum seekers and refugees without due process is cruel and unlawful, Amnesty International said amid ongoing intensive government raids in the north of the country.

Since the end of July, the Moroccan police together with the Royal Gendarmerie and the Auxiliary Forces have carried out major raids on the neighbourhoods where refugees and migrants live in several cities, with particular intensity in the northern provinces of Tangiers, Nador and Tetuan, which neighbour the Spanish borders.

17 Nov 2015 description

Peligro y muerte para las personas refugiadas por el uso de vallas y filtros de entrada por parte de la UE

Tras los atroces atentados del pasado viernes en París, la Unión Europea (UE) debe resistir el impulso de cerrar aún más sus fronteras exteriores, pues con ello seguiría fomentando una serie de abusos contra los derechos humanos sin conseguir mejorar la seguridad ni detener la afluencia de personas refugiadas desesperadas, afirma Amnistía Internacional al presentar un nuevo informe que publica hoy.

17 Nov 2015 description

Le choix de l’UE d’ériger des barbelés et de faire filtrer les entrées par ses voisins met les réfugiés en danger, quand il ne leur coûte pas la vie

Après les attentats perpétrés vendredi 13 novembre à Paris, l’Union européenne (UE) doit résister à la demande pressante d’une fermeture renforcée de ses frontières extérieures, qui continuerait d’alimenter diverses violations des droits humains tout en ne faisant rien pour endiguer les flux de réfugiés aux abois, a déclaré Amnesty International alors qu’elle publie un nouveau rapport mardi 17 novembre.

17 Nov 2015 description

Refugees endangered and dying due to EU reliance on fences and gatekeepers

In the wake of last Friday’s atrocious attacks on Paris the European Union (EU) must resist the urge to further seal off its external borders, which would continue to fuel a range of human rights abuses while doing nothing to enhance security or halt the influx of desperate refugees, said Amnesty International as it published a new report today.

26 Mar 2015 description

Draconian reforms to two pieces of Spanish legislation are an assault on the rights of its citizens as well as an attempt to formalize abusive practices against migrants and refugees, said Amnesty International ahead of a vote in parliament this afternoon.

09 Feb 2015 description

The Spanish authorities’ failure to properly investigate the drowning of 14 migrants off the coast of Ceuta after the Civil Guard opened fire with large rubber bullets highlights the deplorable disregard for human life at Spain’s borders with Morocco, said Amnesty International on the anniversary of the tragedy.

“One year on from this tragic incident, victims and their families are still waiting for justice, while the investigation has been blocked and stalled,” said Irem Arf Rayfield, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Refugee and Migrants' Rights in Europe.

06 Feb 2015 description

El hecho de que las autoridades españolas no hayan investigado debidamente el ahogamiento de 14 migrantes frente a la costa de Ceuta después de que la Guardia Civil abriese fuego contra ellos con balas de goma de gran calibre pone de relieve el lamentable menosprecio hacia la vida humana que impera en las fronteras de España con Marruecos, ha declarado Amnistía Internacional en el aniversario de la tragedia.

16 Dec 2014 description

The new Law on Public Security, which would modify the immigration law has been passed by the Spanish Congress. It is now up to the Senate to prevent its entry into force. This amendment would facilitate automatic and collective expulsion of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers from the borders of the two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, exposing them to the risk of serious human rights violations.

09 Jul 2014 description

EU migration policies put lives and rights at risk

In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

14 Feb 2014 description

Following confirmation by Spain’s Interior Minister that police fired rubber bullets in an attempt to stop migrants from entering the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, which may have contributed to at least 11 drowning deaths, Amnesty International is calling for a full, effective and independent investigation.

The drowned migrants were among some 250 sub-Saharan Africans who had been attempting to reach Spanish soil on 6 February by crossing into Ceuta via the sea from neighbouring Morocco.

06 Feb 2014 description

The Spanish authorities’ failure to properly investigate the drowning of 14 migrants off the coast of Ceuta after the Civil Guard opened fire with large rubber bullets highlights the deplorable disregard for human life at Spain’s borders with Morocco, said Amnesty International on the anniversary of the tragedy.

“One year on from this tragic incident, victims and their families are still waiting for justice, while the investigation has been blocked and stalled,” said Irem Arf Rayfield, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Refugee and Migrants' Rights in Europe.

05 Feb 2013 description

People who have their economic, social and cultural rights routinely trampled on are set to gain a fresh route to justice via the UN – but once in force it will only immediately apply to citizens of 10 nations, Amnesty International said.