FRONTEX Central Mediterranean

Europe stands accused of creating a proxy force in the waters off Libya to do what its own member states and agencies cannot do themselves without openly violating international laws: intercept unwanted migrants and return them to Libya. The EU and its border agency Frontex[…]

Italy: Fast Track Deportation of Tunisians

Tunisian migrants and asylum seekers being held on boats off the coast of Italy have drowned or attempted suicide. Story of people moving from Tunisia to to Lampeduza, with interviews and fotos. Following a five-fold increase in Tunisian migration in 2020 – which has put[…]

Anomalous Investigation in Italy

Mario Draghi lands in Libya on 6 April in his first official trip as prime minister, while in Italy the case of journalists intercepted in the judicial enquiry into the Iuventa, the ship used by the German NGO Jugend Rettet to rescue migrants in the[…]

From the Sea to the City

FROM THE SEA TO THE CITY A CITY CONFERENCE FOR A WELCOMING EUROPE Born on World Refugee Day 2020 (June 20th), the From the Sea to the City Consortium launched a campaign to demand that cities, civic initiatives and governments address the human and political[…]

Libya: The Torture Factory

Medici per i dritti humani published a report „The Torture Factory“ on March 17, 2020 that raises concern over the human rights violations against migrants and refugees in Libya. The report draws on over  3 000 testimonies of migrants that passed through Libya prior to[…]

Remote Control: EU-Libya

Key Findings: 1. EU aerial assets are deployed to detect migrant boats from the air and guide the so-called Libyan Coast Guard to the locations of escaping boats. 2. Aerial surveillance has led to the capture of tens of thousands of people and their return[…]

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