Press releases

NGOs in Greece join pan-European campaign to rejuvenate solidarity with refugees Posted May 24, 2018

The campaign that is being launched in Greece with the support of several civil society organisations is based on two main principles. It seeks to…

Support the Campaign to Move Asylum Seekers in Greece to Safety Before Winter Hits Posted Dec 01, 2017

End The Asylum Crisis on Greek Islands #OpenTheIslands COUNTDOWN TO WINTERCountdown (Athens, December 1, 2017) – The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders,…

EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives Posted Jul 13, 2017

12 July 2017 – Joint Press Release: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Leaked Document Would tie Non-Governmental Organisations’ Hands Thousands more refugees and migrants…

Child rights organisations welcome EU Commission’s policy to protect child migrants and refugees Posted Apr 12, 2017

The EU Commission’s new policy guidelines, which provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe, have been broadly welcomed by…

Calais: children’s rights violations Posted Nov 03, 2016

UN experts urge France and the UK to take measures for the unaccompanied minors GENEVA (2 November 2016) –  The Governments of France and the…

Migration control is not only about keeping people out Posted Oct 26, 2016

UN experts call for vision and leadership NEW YORK (24 October 2016) – Migration governance cannot be only about closing borders and keeping people out,…

Zeid warns against populists and demagogues in Europe and the U.S. Posted Sep 07, 2016

THE HAGUE / GENEVA (5 September 2016) – In a hard-hitting speech in the Hague on Monday, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein…

UN Migrant Workers Committee endorses vital tool for protection of child migrants Posted Sep 06, 2016

GENEVA (5 September 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today expressed alarm about the plight…

Press Release: ADEM position on the situation of migrant children in Como/Chiasso Posted Aug 22, 2016

August 18, 2016 – Members of ADEM[1] wish to express their concern about the migrant situation in the region of Chiasso (Switzerland) and Como (Italy),…