Updated commentary on flagging issue of Aquarius SAR vessel

COMMENTARY Thursday 6 December 2018 Geneva. Update to 3 December Press Release on flagging of the Aquarius  Switzerland. The country of Henry Dunant, father of humanitarian principles, has responded to a popular request and parliamentary motion to allow the Aquarius, Search and Rescue (SAR) vessel of SOS Méditerranée and Médecins sans Frontières, to sail under...

Introducing the ‘Charter of Naples’ – The Way Forward to Deal with Migration in the Mediterranean Sea

Introducing the Charter of Naples Human Rights at Sea is pleased to introduce the Charter of Naples: a bilingual policy oriented document aimed to suggest to national and European policy-makers the way forward to deal with migrations in the Mediterranean Sea. The Charter, includes six concrete proposals, which acknowledge the results obtained from the initiative “Stakeholder...

MEPs support shipping industry’s call for stronger Member State action in the Mediterranean

ECSA, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) participated yesterday in a hearing on migration organised by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee in Strasbourg. The hearing was organised following the launch of the European Commission’s Agenda on Migration, on which this Committee has recently undertaken...

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 assisting...

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