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Ahead Of EU Commission Inquiry, Report Slams EU’s Best-Funded Agency For Repeatedly Violating International And EU Laws

Friday, 15 January 2021, 6:59 am | Euro Med Monitor

14 January 2021 Today, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor published a new report that documents and analyses the involvement of Frontex in Greece's illegal pushbacks of migrants and asylum seekers to Turkish waters and the various violations of International ... More >>

Banning The Screening Of Director Bakri's Film Exposes The Israeli Judiciary’s Involvement In Covering Up Violations

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 7:02 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva – An Israeli district court issued a condemnable decision banning the screening of the film "Jenin, Jenin”, which sheds light on the Israeli army's violations in Jenin camp in the northern West Bank during its “Operation Defensive Shield” ... More >>

Jordan: Repeated Crack Down On Teachers Violates Freedom Of Peaceful Assembly

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 5:50 am | Euro Med Monitor

The Jordanian security services have dispraised a joint sit-in by teachers and politicians that took place in front of the parliament headquarters in the capital, Amman. Our field team confirmed that the security forces arrested many of the participants, ... More >>

New Mass Graves In Libya’s Tarhuna Demand Accountability

Monday, 11 January 2021, 6:17 am | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor welcomed the efforts of the Research and Identification of Missing Persons after discovering two new mass graves that contain corpses of people who have not been identified yet, in the city of Tarhuna, ... More >>

Arbitrary Imprisonment Sentence Against Saudi Academic Over Expressing Opinions

Monday, 11 January 2021, 6:14 am | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor strongly condemned a Saudi court’s imprisonment sentence against a Saudi academic more than three years after his arrest over peacefully expressing his opinion. In a press release, Euro-Med Monitor stated ... More >>

“I Had A Death Wish”: A New Report Documenting The Suffering Endured By Prisoners Set Free From Houthi Prisons In Yemen

Monday, 11 January 2021, 6:11 am | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor documented the grave violations prisoners in Houthi prisons endured in a detailed report, stressing the need to scale up efforts to put an end to such violations and hold perpetrators accountable. The 40-page report ... More >>

Good News On Euro-Med Monitor's Joint Efforts Towards Ceasing Human Rights Violations – December 2020

Friday, 1 January 2021, 7:00 am | Euro Med Monitor

We are proud to bring about real change through concrete steps to bring justice to victims of human rights violations in collaboration with other organizations around the world. After decades of armed conflicts and wars, the Middle East and North Africa ... More >>

Asylum Seekers Stuck In Limbo At EU-Funded Camp In Greece

Friday, 1 January 2021, 6:57 am | Euro Med Monitor

The situation of 1,000 asylum seekers at the EU-funded “new Malakasa” detention center on the outskirts of Athens in Greece is gravely concerning, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement today. With no running water, frequent power ... More >>

Arrest Of Journalist Intimidation Against Press Workers In Jordan

Saturday, 26 December 2020, 8:04 am | Euro Med Monitor

The arrest of Jordanian journalist Jamal Haddad, the publisher of the al-Weqaai’ News website, by the State Security Court is a serious restriction of the freedom of the press in the Kingdom of Jordan, said the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Warns Of Possible Assassinations Chaos After Lebanese Photographer Killed

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 5:54 am | Euro Med Monitor

Unidentified gunmen shot Lebanese photographer Joseph Bejjani dead at the front steps of his home in Kahala town, to the east of the capital Beirut, on Monday morning, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement. A video clip from ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor: MEPs Call For Ending Gaza’s Siege, Allowing COVID-19 Medications In

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 6:10 am | Euro Med Monitor

Twenty four Members of the European Parliament including Manu Pineda, the Chair of the Delegation for Relations with Palestine, signed a petition launched by the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranea Human Rights Monitor which called on the Israeli government ... More >>

Greece’s New Confidentiality Law Aims To Conceal Grave Violations Against Asylum Seekers

Saturday, 12 December 2020, 12:35 pm | Euro Med Monitor

We strongly condemn Greece’s new law prohibiting NGOs’ first-hand account of abuses inside refugee camps, said the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor in a statement today. The new confidentiality law is in essence an alarming measure ... More >>

First Heavy Snowfall On Flimsy Migrant Tents In Bosnia Warns Of Impending Humanitarian Crisis

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 8:29 am | Euro Med Monitor

Thousands of migrants sleeping rough in northwest Bosnia risk freezing to death after the first heavy snowfall covered their flimsy tents, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said in a statement today. This mounting tragedy is the result of overcrowding ... More >>

Alarming Migrant Situation In Canary Islands Requires Immediate EU Intervention

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:29 am | Euro Med Monitor

The situation in the Canary Islands is becoming increasingly alarming, as this year alone, more than 17,000 migrants have arrived and over 500 have died in the attempt, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement today, the EU must ... More >>

UK Should Halt Inhumane Treatment Of Sea Migrants

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 8:09 am | Euro Med Monitor

We are deeply alarmed by the inhumane treatment that asylum seekers reaching Dover by sea have been subjected to, including crowded facilities, serious errors in documentation and disregard of critical medical conditions, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said ... More >>

Iraq: Closing Camps And Repatriating The Displaced Will Put Their Lives At Risk

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 8:43 am | Euro Med Monitor

Ministry of Migration and Displaced in Iraq announced a decision to close camps allocated for displaced persons at the beginning of 2021 except for Iraqi Kurdistan and to repatriate the displaced persons to their unsafe countries, the Euro-Mediterranean ... More >>

EU Should Fully Ban Sale Of Cyber-Surveillance Goods To Repressive Regimes

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 6:11 am | Euro Med Monitor

The EU’s decision to tighten up rules for the export of cyber-surveillance technology to third countries where human rights violations are taking place is a commendable step in the right direction, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said in a statement today. ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Welcomes EU Statement On Israeli Demolitions Of Palestinian Structures

Friday, 6 November 2020, 8:21 am | Euro Med Monitor

We warmly commend the EU’s call on Israel to halt its demolitions of Palestinian structures in the occupied territories – including of EU-funded structures – as the rate of such demolitions has alarmingly been hitting a record high this year, ... More >>

‘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 >>