The German CDU party politician was shot in his home this weekend. In 2015, following a confrontation with the nationalist group Pegida, Lübcke received death threats and his address was published on a racist blog.
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.
"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.
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.
According to Amnesty International’s latest report, Italy in 2018 saw "repressive management of migration", "disintegration of the human rights of asylum seekers", "xenophobic rhetoric", and "forced evictions without alternatives".
A legislative proposal by a Spanish MEP, calling for the issuance of humanitarian visas, was approved in December in the European Parliament. This is a significant step towards the creation of more safe and legal pathways for refugees.