Any policies adopted by the United States that result in returning people fleeing violence in Central America to persecution or torture would violate US obligations,
Turkey’s coast guard says two people died Monday after a boat carrying migrants sank just 50 meters off Turkey’s western coast near Bodrum.
The last charity search-and-rescue ship aiding migrants in the central Mediterranean has had its registration revoked.
The United Nations on Wednesday welcomed Malta’s agreement to allow a European rescue ship carrying 141 migrants to dock at one of its ports after the vessel became the latest to stuck in a disagreement among various nations about what to do with people rescued at sea.
UN Refugee Agency chief Filippo Grandi, on Thursday gave a cautious welcome to the decision by several EU countries to take in some 450 migrants who have been stranded at sea for days, warning that a “ship-by-ship” arrangement was not sustainable.
Don’t Criminalize Saving Lives (Milan) – Italy has impounded a rescue ship and threatened criminal charges against two members of its crew and the coordinator of the organization after they refused to turn migrants over to Libyan forces, fearing that they would be abused. On March 18, 2018, an Italian prosecutor in Catania, Sicily, impounded the Spanish rescue […]