Migration and Border Violence
Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees are vulnerable individuals exposed to fundamental abuses of human rights. They are also struggling against the structures of inequality that compel them to migrate. Our legal strategies challenge the fast-changing policies that result in various forms of violence being inflicted on this vulnerable population.
We use a variety of innovative legal methods, ranging from human rights and refugee law, to international criminal law, to challenge the many forms of violence against the perpetrators of these violations.
The criminalisation of humanitarian organisations and the parallel retreat of EU rescue assets from the Mediterranean have created a vacuum, which the Libyan Coast Guard is not capable of - nor suitable to - fill.
Noemi Magugliani, GLAN Legal Researcher