Many young Europeans take the freedom to travel through much of the Union without having to pass border checks for granted. With the reintroduction of “temporary” border controls, this privilege may be coming to an end.
The crew of the rescue ship “Iuventa” from the German NGO Jugend Rettet has been honored by the Swiss Paul Grüninger Foundation with a human rights award for saving the lives of thousands of men, women and children in the central Mediterranean.
In making his annual report to the Italian Parliament, the National Ombudsman has highlighted problem areas including migrants arbitrarily being denied rights in detention, overcrowding in prisons, and high suicide rates.
"Love thy neighbor as thyself" – the story of the Good Samaritan who helps a suffering traveller inspires us to show solidarity towards strangers. The Church has a tradition of providing shelter to those in need. Now, this tradition makes it a target.
As a group of refugees were trying to cross from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatian police officers stopped them and forced them to shout football slogans and make the salute of the fascist Ustasha regime while filming them.
In a ruling against a complaint submitted by Amnesty International Hungary, the Hungarian Constitutional Court has declared that Stop Soros is not unconstitutional. HCLU agrees with Amnesty that this decision means the court has abandoned civil society.
Germany proudly calls itself a “Rechtsstaat”, a state based on justice and integrity that respects the rule of law. However, a new draft bill by Germany’s interior minister that intends, among others, to criminalize migrant helpers suggests otherwise.