Joint press release Reject dangerous migration response plan, more than 100 NGOs tell EU leaders The European Union is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 100 NGOs warned on Monday. Shifting towards a foreign policy that serves the … Continue reading
The Annual General Conference of the European Council for Refugees (ECRE) took place the past week in The Hague. Future Worlds Center (FWC) is an active member of ECRE and participated in the three days of the conference. Apart from workshops and discussions, the conference included the General Assembly of the Council, where members voted … Continue reading
Nils Muižnieks Επίτροπος Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων, Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης Μετάφραση: Future Worlds Center Εκείνοι που πιστεύουν ότι οι παράτυποι [irregular] μετανάστες δεν έχουν δικαιώματα, γιατί δεν έχουν χαρτιά κάνουν λάθος. Ο καθένας είναι κάτοχος των δικαιωμάτων του ανθρώπου, ανεξάρτητα από το καθεστώς του. Είναι εύκολο να καταλάβουμε ότι η απαγόρευση των βασανιστηρίων προστατεύει όλους τους … Continue reading
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Nils Muižnieks Those who think that irregular migrants have no rights because they have no papers are wrong. Everyone is a holder of human rights regardless of their status. It is easy to understand that the prohibition of torture protects all people but we should also … Continue reading
On 10 September 2011, the European Legal Network on Asylum (ELENA) of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ) and UNHCR convened an expert meeting aimed at discussing the common issues and challenges facing the judiciary and lawyers/legal representatives in examining asylum claims related to sexual … Continue reading
Gábor Gyulai’s pioneering report maps the impact of the four initial asylum-related judgments (Elgafaji, Abdulla, Bolbol, B and D) of the Luxembourg Court -European Court of Justice- at the national level, including legislative and policy changes, as well as judicial interpretations. The publication may provide relevant information for EU and national policy-makers, as well as judges … Continue reading
UNHCR publishes their Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the Int’l Protection Needs of Iraqi Asylum Seekers.