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11 May 2020
In his article, Matteo de Bellis, Amnesty International discusses the lack of empathy towards refugees and migrants expressed from the side of (non)-EU governments during the Covid-19 pandemic situation, yet translating it into an opportunity for...
06 May 2020
The 1989 Convention on the Right of the Child empowers children to seek redress from those 46 countries that have signed the protocol. Recently, many climate activists, included Greta Thunberg, argue that countries like Argentina, Brazil, France,...
06 May 2020
Adding to the unbearably grim situation for migrants and refugees in Europe for the past couple of years the outbreak of Covid-19 and the subsequent state measures create stronger urge for taking action. Importantly, the new social movement, Europe...
16 Apr 2020
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the EU has been primarily focused on the prevention of further infections and the recovery of those who have been infected. Thus, other concerns, which had been slated to receive support, have been put on the back...
31 Mar 2020
Following her country visit in Bulgaria last year, Dunja Mijatović, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, published a report discussing several human rights indicators and how these might potentially progress. Racism, intolerance and...
31 Mar 2020
'The global health emergency has not stopped the departures, shipwrecks, captures and the human rights violations in the Libyan hell.'  — Tweet from an Italian charity On 5 April, the rescue ship, Alan Kurdi, departed from Spain to the Libyan search...

Unsafe and inhumane living conditions at the Moria reception and identification center for refugees, Greece Copyright: Terre des hommes Hellas 

25 Mar 2020
'Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic'   Open letter signed by 121 Organizations To The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Constantine An. Tassoulas...
24 Mar 2020
There are about 325,000 Roma living in chronic isolation in Bulgaria. Reuters recently reported on the extra security measures taken by the Bulgarian authorities, allegedly to reduce the spread of Covid-19 among some Bulgarian Roma communities....
24 Mar 2020
At the end of March, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) published its annual conclusions about the social rights of children, families and migrants in Europe. The ECSR had assessed 37 European countries, and whether their decisions and...
19 Mar 2020
'What if there's nowhere to hide, if you live in an overcrowded site or shanty-town, and if you don`t have access to clean water and sanitation' during the coronavirus pandemic was a question rightfully asked by Bernard Rorke, editor at the European...


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