Tag: Human Rights
"Malta refuses much-needed support from the European Union to create more space for refugees, and then locks up people because of this very lack of space. Abusive and farcical indeed," director and lawyer Neil Falzon noted after the court ruled on the case.
A group of 52 asylum seekers who had been pushed back to Libya by the Maltese authorities on the fishing vessel Dar al Salaam have filed a court application demanding to be allowed their asylum applications on Wednesday. The group is also seeking damages.
The Allard Prize for International Integrity has announced its three finalists for the 2020 Allard Prize. The three finalists are Daphne Caruana Galizia, The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and Howard Wilkinson.
Aditus Foundation, Jesuit Refugee Service and Integra Foundation filed the complaints before the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants and to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention while the third complaint was filed with the European Commission.
Hungary shut so-called migrant transit zones on its borders on Thursday, freeing some 300 refugees from prison-like conditions while at the same time hardening rules which will effectively bar future asylum applicants.
The Commissioner called on the Council of Europe member states to promptly respond to any call of distress at sea, deploy the necessary rescue capacity in a timely manner and effectively co-operate to identify a place of safety where survivors can be disembarked, taking all necessary measures to protect the health of all involved.
"The absence of solidarity between the Member States in meeting their collective moral and legal obligations is reprehensible."
In the First Hall of the Civil Court in its Constitutional jurisdiction, Madam Justice Vella Cuschieri declared that the men's detention between 14 November 2016 and 14 February 2017 was in breach of Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
In a judicial protest filed by lawyers Franco Debono, Amadeus Cachia and Claire Bonello, the farmers are arguing that there is a threat that the government would seize their fields after the publication of a legal notice advising that around 226 tumoli of fields would be needed to expand the site.