Italian authorities allow the Ocean Viking to disembark 182 survivors in Italy

Central Mediterranean. On Sunday evening, the Ocean Viking, a humanitarian rescue ship chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), received instructions from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) of Rome to proceed to Messina, Italy, to disembark 182 people rescued at sea....

Ocean Viking assigned a Place of Safety in Lampedusa Italy

Press Release 15th September 2019 London, UK. The Ocean Viking receives instruction to disembark the 82 rescued people in Lampedusa, Italy. First humanitarian search and rescue ship authorized to proceed to an Italian Place of Safety in 14 months. Paris, Marseille, September 14, 2019. On Saturday, September 14, the Ocean Viking was informed...

Italy sees major drop in migrant crossings from Libya to Europe. But is the cost too high?

Human Rights at Sea comments in the recent article by The Christian Science Monitor about the increasing concern about the actions of the Italian State and European Union in trampling on customary humanitarian principles and international human rights law relating to migrants and refugees returned to Libya, and the well-documented human rights abuses suffered...

[Updated] Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 6 July 2017 Planned EU NGO Code of Conduct threatens life-saving search and rescue operations  “Failure to sign this Code of Conduct or failure to comply with its obligations may result in the refusal by the Italian State to authorize the access to national ports, subject to compliance with the existing...

HRAS participates at Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for Migrants’ Rights in the Mediterranean

Human Rights at Sea participates in the second Summer School of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) for Migrants’ Rights in the Mediterranean on “Open Doors, Sea Border Controls and Human Rights” in Naples Human Rights at Sea’s former intern and now Advisor, Elizabeth Mavropoulou, participated on behalf of the charity and delivered...

Open Sea Summer School on Migration, Sea Border Control and Human Rights – University of Napoli – 6 -14 June 2016

  The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence <style> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> <style> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> The event, which will take place from 6 to 14 June 2016, aims to combine scientific and practical knowledge on crucial topics of International law of the Sea, Migrations and Human Rights Law. The ideal candidate...

Migrant rescue: SeaWatch Blog update – Team in Lampedusa

The SeaWatch project blog has been updated Latest news is that the SeaWatch team are now to be based in Lampedusa, Italy. “After seemingly ending the day with a brief media interview and meeting with one of Save the Children’s representatives working at the Island’s purposely built refugee camp, Harald, Peter and I headed...

European Commission: Ten point action plan on migration

European Commission – Press release Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council: Ten point action plan on migration Luxembourg, 20 April 2015 At a joint meeting of Foreign and Interior Ministers, chaired by High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini and held in Luxembourg, Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Avramopoulous presented a 10 point plan...

Report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Rapporteur: Mr Christopher Chope. Large-scale arrival of mixed migratory flows on Italian Shores

  Recommendation 2047 (2014)1 Provisional version The large-scale arrival of mixed migratory flows on Italian shores Parliamentary Assembly 1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 2000 (2014) on the large-scale arrival of mixed migratory flows on Italian shores. 2. It considers that the Council of Europe has an important role to play in...

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