Solidarity with the former mayor of Riace, Domenico Lucano – Against the criminalisation of refugees and their supporters

Download the statement (PDF) ELDH condemns the decision of the Locri tribunal to inflict a criminal sentence of 13 years and two months on the former mayor of Riace, Domenico Lucano. This is another shocking example of the criminalisation of refugees and their supporters by Italian judges, and also of the abuse of courts for …

JUSTICE FOR EL HIBLU 3 – A reminder of the second anniversary of the rescue and subsequent detention of young migrants called El Hiblu 3

In Malta, three young migrants risk life imprisonment for having helped fellow asylum seekers to escape and be rescued from the serious risk of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, rape, exploitation and killings in refugee camps in Libya. On 28 March 2019 a cargo ship called El Hiblu 1 rescued over 100 migrants, including 20 …

European Lawyers: Refugees at the Greek border are victims of EU and Turkish complicity *

On 1 March 2020 the Greek Government unilaterally invoked Article 78.3 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), announcing that it would not accept new asylum applications for one month and that those who attempt to enter illegally would be turned back. These measures were in response to the Turkish Government’s …