The French government has adopted stricter migration laws. In the ‘country of human rights’ the environment for refugees and asylum seekers, but also for human rights defenders, has become increasingly hostile.
A former penicillin factory in Rome had been occupied by over 600 people, especially migrants and asylum seekers living in harsh conditions. However, they were forced to leave the factory without an alternative housing solution.
With populists on the rise and human rights workers criminalized, it becomes difficult to assist those seeking refuge. Here’s how we will be helping the New Year to transform the challenges surrounding migration into opportunities.
The European Commission decided to refer Hungary to the European Court of Justice for non-compliance of its asylum and return legislation with EU law. On top of this, an infringement against Stop Soros law was launched by the EU’s executive body.
With votes of pro-government MPs and representatives of the far-right Jobbik party, the Hungarian Parliament has passed the "Stop Soros" law. It would punish activities of Hungarian NGOs and citizens supporting asylum seekers.
The family of Madina Hussiny, the six-year-old girl who died a month ago at the Serbia-Croatia border, has filed a criminal charge against unknown police officers from the Croatian Ministry of the Interior.