ENAR members' activities by country
The Racist Violence Recording Network underlines that impunity triggers the escalation of racist attacks and perpetuates violence. The Network calls upon the authorities to take all necessary measures for the arrest and conviction of those involved in acts of violence motivated by hatred or racism. Read more
On Thursday, 26 of September 2013, KISA is organising a seminar and public discussion on “Detention and Deportation at Europe’s Borders: The Case of the Republic of Cyprus”, from 16:00 to 19:00, at the Peace Venue of Nicosia Municipality, at the end of Ledra pedestrian Street. The entrance is free and KISA invites everyone to participate.
The seminar focuses upon the conditions of detention and deportation of undocumented migrants in Cyprus and in Europe. Among the speakers there will be representatives of the competent services and independent authorities, international and national non-governmental organisations, as well as former detainees of the Detention Centres of Undocumented Migrants of the Republic of Cyprus.
KISA reports yet another extremely severe incident involving a blatant breach of the right to privacy, as well as a complete mishandling of the cases of two women – recognised victims of trafficking by relevant state authorities and services. The cases involved a breach of the medical confidentiality code of ethics and of the law regarding data protection, as well as the state services’ and the media’s violation of human rights of migrants. http://kisa.org.cy/
KISA - Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism issued a press release on July 12 in which they denounce the refoulement of Turkish conscientious objector Onur Erdem by the Republic of Cyprus back to Turkey. The above case is not the only one in which the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus refoule asylum seekers back to their country of origin, where they face an imminent risk of imprisonment and/or torture, since the Asylum Service mostly refuses to grant them a status of international protection. Read more
Green Up My Community, a joint campaign by FEMYSO and MADE in Europe, will take place
through 2013 to inspire a new Muslim youth-led pan-European environmental and
trade justice movement. It will bring together youth from over 9 European countries with a keen
interest in tackling environmental and trade justice issues. They will be
encouraged to think and live ‘Green’, and to share knowledge and strategies on
embedding environmentally friendly and ethical consumption habits among their
local communities. Read more
In Greece, up to 200.000 children and young adults born to immigrant parents are left “stateless”, considered and treated as “aliens” with no official documentation and no rights at all. Those children, born or raised in Greece, within the European Union, have no access to a formal citizenship, providing them with the basic means to get a sense of belonging and build a life filled with rights and duties like regular people. Generation 2.0 (co-operates with the Greek Forum of Migrants) stand up for our right to be all equal citizens of the country we were born and raised. Sign the petition to challenge Europe and the Greek Government for access on citizenship to all children born and/or raised in Greece. Read more
The Estonian Human Rights Centre has published its latest report on the human rights situation in Estonia. The report covers most of the areas of concern and notes any developments, both political and legal, that took place in 2012. Read more
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