Publications

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  • KICKOFF EVENT FOR THE EVACUATION CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS FROM LIBYA

    26th and 27th of January 2024 in Bologna Refugees in Libya together with its supporting alliance invites to a two days event with press conference, practical workshops and political debates. More than two years ago, on 1st of October 2021, a huge sit-in protest started in Tripoli in front of the UNHCR building. In this […]

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  • WEAPONIZING THE LAW AGAINST THE VULNRABLE: THE CASE OF THE EL HIBLU 3

    By Daniela DeBono and Ċetta Mainwaring In March 2019, three teenagers were rescued from a sinking rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea. Amara was 15 years old and had already traveled from Guinea to Libya before attempting the crossing to Europe. Unknown to him at the time were two other teenagers: Kader was 16, a […]

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  • THE VOS TRITON CASE: SEEKING ACCOUNTABILITY AND JUSTICE FOR PRIVATIZED PUSHBACKS

    By the Civil MRCC legal team On 29 December 2023, a group of civil society organizations – Associazione Studi Giuridici per l’Immigrazione (Asgi),  Comitato Nuovi Desaparecidos, Open Arms, Progetto Diritti, Sea Watch, Mediterranea Saving Humans, Jl Project e WatchTheMed Alarm Phone – submitted a criminal report to Rome Prosecutor about the so-called “Vos Triton case”. […]

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  • AIRBORNE: AIN’T NO BORDER HIGH ENOUGH

    1)What does Sea-Watch Airborne do? What is the history of creating an air reconnaissance department in Sea Watch? The background to founding Airborne was the need for documentation of human rights violations at Europe’s borders in the central Mediterranean and to bring them to the attention of a wider public. As a result, a group […]

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  • M., CULTURAL MEDIATOR ON BOARD A SEA RESCUE NGO

    What motivated you to join a sea rescue NGO? I myself have been on the road as a migrant. I arrived here in Italy in 2011 after a long journey from my home country. I had the experience of arriving in this country as a foreigner, and at the time I was lucky enough to […]

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  • COMMEMORACTION(S)

    By activists from the CommemorAction group On February 6, 2024, in memory of the tenth anniversary of the Tarajal massacre, an international mobilization against murderous border management and migration control policies is being prepared. By joining this mobilization and actively participating in the activities of CommemorActions(s), we want to amplify and make visible the demands […]

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  • Over the last two years, the number of people leaving Tunisia by boat to reach Italy has been increasing. This analysis describes the latest developments along this route, while placing them in the broader framework of European border outsourcing policies.  By Diletta Agresta, Sophie-Anne Bisiaux, Jasmine Iozzelli, Hela Kanakane and Adelaide Massimi A growing number […]

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  • FROM LIBYA TO TUNISIA: HOW THE EU IS EXTENDING THE PUSH-BACK REGIME BY PROXY IN THE CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN

    by the Civil MRCC legal team On August 21, 2023, the rescue ship Aurora from Sea Watch was detained by the Italian authorities after refusing to disembark survivors in Tunisia as ordered by the Rome MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Center), a country which by no means can be considered a place of safety. This episode […]

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  • OMCT – ROUTES OF TORTURE IN TUNISIA

    18 December 2023 The report, Routes of Torture: Mapping violations suffered by people on the move in Tunisia, published by OMCT (World Organisation Against Torture) highlights the scale and nature of human rights violations committed in Tunisia between July and October 2023 against migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Since October 2022, Tunisia has seen a […]

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  • MSF REPORT ON ABUSE IN ABU SALIM AND AIN ZARA DETENTION CENTERS IN LIBYA

    6 December 2023 Over the course of 2023 up until Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ended medical activities in Tripoli in August, MSF witnessed and documented living conditions and abuses inside Abu Salim and Ain Zara detention centers, where thousands of people, including women and children, continue to be arbitrarily detained. The findings are contained in […]

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