On May 22, 2021 over three hundred residents of the now High Court condemned Napier Barracks gathered on the fields opposite, alongside activists and other supporters who had travelled by the coachload from across the UK to protest the criminal conditions people are forced to be housed in by Priti Patel’s hostile environment.
A project committed to the monitoring and documentation to ensure the human rights of people crossing the English channel has launched yesterday. Channel Rescue is a grassroots human rights monitoring group set up in response to an increased number in channel crossings. They will fact find, document landings, act as legal observers, and support recently
Over twenty asylum-seeking individuals forcibly moved by the Mears group into cramped hotel accommodation in Glasgow have been refusing to eat the mouldy, undercooked and culturally inappropriate food that Mears provides and are calling for action to protest the Mears group’s abysmal, dehumanising treatment of people they receive public money to provide safe accommodation for.
Since the highly publicised “clearance” of encampment The Jungle in Calais three years ago migrant struggles in the area have been largely ignored other than a minor panic over refugee dinghies in the Channel – but that doesn’t mean the situation is resolved, writes Chiara Lauvergnac. The Calais Jungle is not “finished”. There are still
Germany’s largest pro immigration advocacy organization PRO ASYL, together with Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) have urged the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to release a potentially crucial report on the Turkish asylum system. The document, dated 15th June 2016, is believed to include information that would show that Turkey is not a safe third country
Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar or the western Mediterranean in unstable boats is something that comes at the end of a painful and traumatic journey that for many carries a number of abuses, exploitation from all sides and violent treatment, but also accidents. Many people don’t even make it to the ports of departure. A
The court of Reggio Calabria ruled that the mayor of Riace in Calabria region in Italy Domenico Mimmo Lucano is not guilty of scams, robberies, and ‘marriages of convenience’ for immigration purposes. The investigation against Lucano was launched in October last year, when Guardia di Finanzia- the police under Italian Ministry of Finance-removed him from
Some 150 refugees stuck on board the coast guard ship Diciotti in the Sicilian port of Catania have started a hunger strike. They are blocked from disembarking by the Italian government. They have been in the port for the last five days. The Italian government is demanding that other European nations take in the people
A young Swedish woman has managed to prevent a forced deportation by the Swedish immigration forces of a 52-year-old man to Afghanistan. Elin Ersson bought a ticket for the Gothenburg to Istanbul flight after she and other activists found out that a man, a refugee from Afghanistan, is due to be deported on it. Once in
Four people were arrested for helping migrants cross the border into France. It is the latest case over citizens providing aid to refugees in France. The activists were arrested on Tuesday in relation to the solidarity march organised in April by the activist group “Tous Migrants”. In response to the arrests, the activists held a