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‘Women In Jordan: Continuing Violence And Absent Protection’

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 7:03 am | Euro Med Monitor

Despite the rise of acts of violence committed against women in recent years, the official measures are still not enough to curb such behaviors, said Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. This rise of crimes and violence – most recently, last Friday, ... More >>

Malta Should Allow 27 Asylum Seekers To Disembark From Docked Vessel

Saturday, 29 August 2020, 7:08 am | Euro Med Monitor

Malta’s continued refusal to disembark 27 asylum seekers and migrants from a cargo ship for more than three consecutive weeks sets a serious precedent of the longest denial of docking a ship at a European harbor simply because it rescued people in ... More >>

Arrest Of Well-known Jordanian Cartoonist Another Blow To Freedoms; New Setback For Civil Liberties

Friday, 28 August 2020, 7:25 am | Euro Med Monitor

Violations of human rights and freedom of expression have escalated in Jordan, most recently the arrest of the well-known Jordanian cartoonist, Imad Hajjaj (Abu Mahjoob), during his return from the Jordan Valley, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor ... More >>

Iraqi Activist Assassinated; Government Actions Ineffective Unless Security Apparatus Reformulated

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 11:21 pm | Euro Med Monitor

Impunity in Iraq has encouraged the escalation of systematic assassinations outside the law, most recently the assassination of the prominent protest activist, Reham Yaqoub, on Wednesday, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said. Yaqoub was ... More >>

UK Should Immediately Halt All Plans To Militarize The English Channel To Stop Migrant Crossings

Friday, 14 August 2020, 7:23 am | Euro Med Monitor

The UK’s alarming utilization of militant means to deter asylum seekers from crossing the English channel is inhumane, illegal and would endanger lives and exacerbate the problem rather than offer any meaningful solutions, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor ... More >>

Yemen: Al-Houthi Group Must Reveal The Fate Of Woman Kidnapped Two Years Ago

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 7:54 am | Euro Med Monitor

The Genève-based Euro-Med Monitor has called on Al-Houthi group to reveal the fate of a Yemeni woman who has been kidnapped for more than two years, which constitutes a gross violation of the international humanitarian law. In a press release, the ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Report Inspires EU Parliament Question About Middle East Prisons Conditions

Monday, 10 August 2020, 7:15 am | Euro Med Monitor

Concerns about Middle Eastern prison conditions during COVID-19 were raised by Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, in response to a Euro-Med Monitor report. Questions about the treatment of a growing number of infected ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Calls On Arab Gulf States To Lift Ban On VoIP Platforms

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 7:08 am | Euro Med Monitor

With the outbreak of the novel COVID19 pandemic in the world, which has impacted all walks of life in a tremendous manner, the governments of Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are urged to lift their long ban on Voice Over IP (VoIP) platforms, ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Welcomes Sweden’s Migration Minister’s Response On Asylum Seekers During Covid-19

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:02 am | Euro Med Monitor

We welcome measures undertaken by Sweden to ensure access to health care for vulnerable groups such as asylum seekers, including rejected applicants, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement today. In a ... More >>

Lebanon: Violations Against Journalists Won't Solve Economic Collapse

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:16 am | Euro Med Monitor

Lebanese authorities' continuous violations of media freedom and their targeting of media outlets, reporters and photojournalists is shameful, says the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. Any form of targeting of media outlets and their employees, ... More >>

Countries Must Share Burden Of Refugees

Sunday, 21 June 2020, 6:20 am | Euro Med Monitor

The international system for protecting the rights and safety of refugees is badly frayed, and as armed conflicts and natural disasters continue to drive their flight to other countries, immediate action is required, says the Euro-Mediterranean Human ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor: Trump's Executive Order Against ICC Obstructs International Justice

Saturday, 13 June 2020, 7:01 am | Euro Med Monitor

The United States’ measures against the International Criminal Court (ICC) officials directly provides cover for human rights violators, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement. ICC is a vital tool for achieving justice in ... More >>

Gaza Strip: Father’s Murder Of Daughter Reflects Need For More Protection Of Women

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 6:48 am | Euro Med Monitor

A 21-year-old woman in the Gaza Strip was killed by her father May 29, raising concerns that protections against domestic violence are insufficient, says the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. This is the second such slaying to occur in the Gaza Strip ... More >>

Despite The Coronavirus Pandemic Lebanese Protestors Are Subjected To Repression Machinery

Friday, 1 May 2020, 6:56 am | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor condemned the Lebanese army and security oppression of protesters following the outbreak of popular protests due to the deterioration of economic conditions. The organization expressed in a statement its deep concern ... More >>

21 Women MEPs Co-Sign Euro-Med Monitor Petition To Stop Violations Against Women In Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 6:23 pm | Euro Med Monitor

On the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020 the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor released a report entitled ‘Dead-Letter Reforms: Saudi Women’s Rights Still at Risk’, which documents how despite recent promises of reform in ... More >>

Removal Of Syrian Refugee Camp In Lebanon Must Be Reconsidered

Sunday, 19 April 2020, 1:07 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva - Lebanese authorities must reconsider its arbitrary decision to remove a Syrian refugee camp in the Ghazze town of Bekaa in the west of the country, said the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. Following clashes between residents ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Calls On Sweden To Grant Temporary Citizenship Rights To Asylum Seekers

Friday, 3 April 2020, 7:35 am | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor sent an official letter to the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Ann Linde, expressing great concern with the situation of asylum seekers in Sweden during the ongoing pandemic of Covid-19. “As the virus ... More >>

Euro Med Monitor: Exploiting COVID-19 To Undermine Hirak Movement In Algeria Undermines Reform

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 7:39 am | Euro Med Monitor

Algeria’s escalating crackdown in the name of security is a troubling manipulation of the pandemic crisis, warns the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. In recent days, the Algerian government has unleashed a wave of arbitrary arrests and court ... More >>

EU Should Take Necessary Measures To Ensure Safety Of Newcomers After Turkey Announcement

Saturday, 29 February 2020, 11:45 am | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor is following with great concern Turkey's announcement that it will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, in light of recent developments in Idlib that increased the flow of refugees to Turkey. After Turkey's ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Calls On EU To Hold Hungary Accountable For Starving Asylum Seekers

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 6:29 am | Euro Med Monitor

Hungary's continued policy of denying food to asylum seekers in transit zones to deter refugee flows is deeply disturbing, warns the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The Geneva based organization calls on the EU to apply the infringement ... More >>