Tag: Civil search and rescue

Malta can’t shelf human rights obligations in emergency scenarios – NGOs

"Yet we are also keen to underline that emergency scenarios do not grant Malta the authority to entirely shelve its human rights obligations. There are minimum standards that must always be met, a threshold that no State is ever permitted cross."

Prosecution of El Hiblu teens constitutes ‘deep injustice’

On the one year anniversary human rights NGOs are calling for the dismissal of the criminal proceedings against the three teenagers underlining that they should be celebrated for their act rather than criminalised.

Watch: 223 people rescued by Ocean Viking in three separate operations

The third group, a group of 72 individuals were rescued in the search and rescue area which falls under the responsibility of the Maltese according to Doctors Without Borders.

Carola Rackete should have never been arrested – Italian high court

"No one should be prosecuted for aiding people in need. The EU directive on 'crimes of solidarity' needs reform," Rackete said.

Italian political standoff keeps rescued migrants stranded at sea

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, waited off the coast of Italy on Friday as a battle between former political allies...

Photos: 65 asylum seekers including children rescued by Sea Watch

65 people have been rescued by Sea-Watch 3 from a rubber boat in distress about 30 nautical miles off the Libyan coast. Among those...

Stranded migrants to leave rescue ship – Italian PM

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said 47 migrants who have been blocked at sea off Sicily for 11 days on a rescue ship will...

Watch: Sea Watch 3 granted refuge in Italian territorial waters

Sea Watch is stranded at sea with 47 asylum seekers who were rescued from drowning on board, for the second time in less than...

‘Malta needed assurances on relocation of 249 migrants rescued before allowing...

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat explained that Malta argued for the relocation of the 249 people rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) before...

Watch: Rescued asylum seekers finally disembark in Malta

The asylum seekers rescued after their boat was in distress by two separate civil search and rescue NGO vessels were finally brought to shore...