Migration is the human rights challenge of our time and involves both humanitarian issues and political rights. 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.

Following a two-and-a-half-year legal ordeal in Greek courts, Salam Kamal-Aldeen, founder of the non-profit Team Humanity, has filed an unprecedented application with the European Court of Human Rights challenging Greece’s crackdown on NGOs rescuing refugees at sea. (More on Salam’s show trial in Greece here)

The application filed with the Strasbourg court exposes the illegality of the Greek authorities’ crackdown on human righ...

GLAN members Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax and Dr. Itamar Mann appeared before members of the German parliament today, to address migrant drownings in the Mediterranean along with   organizations such as Amnesty International, Proactiva Open Arms, the Alarm Phone Network, and our collaborators at Forensic Oceanography. Sea Watch organized the event at the Bundestag, which was hosted by the German “Left Faction” (Die Linke).

Dr. M...

Screengrab from Forensic Oceanography's reconstruction of fatal maritime incident

Seventeen survivors of a fatal incident in which a boat carrying migrants found itself in distress off

the coast of Libya filed an application against Italy today with the European Court of Human Rights. The applicants included the surviving parents of two children who died in the incident.

The application was filed by the Global Legal Action Netwo...

On Sunday, April 15, 2018 GLAN wrote to warn officials from both Israel and Uganda on the possible international criminal legal ramifications of systematic forcible deportation of African asylum seekers to Uganda. Israel has claimed the two countries intend to go forward with the deportation policy under a classified bilateral agreement, potentially violating the rights of up to 36,000 individuals.

Our message was sent shortl...

GLAN is teaming up with Goldsmiths University’s Centre for Research Architecture and Forensic Architecture to map, visualise and investigate the Australian practice of push-backs of asylum-seeker boats.

On 13 February 2017, in collaboration with the Stanford International Human Rights Clinic, GLAN submitted a communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor that focused on the abuse of asylum seekers’ rights...

GLAN and the Stanford International Human Rights Clinic have submitted a communication to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. With input from an international coalition of legal experts the petition calls for an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed by Australian officials and private companies against refugees and asylum seekers held offshore in Nauru and Manus Island. This...

The company that has taken over the management of Australia’s offshore immigration detention regime has been warned by international law experts that its employees could be liable for crimes against humanity.

Spanish infrastructure corporation Ferrovial, which is owned by one of the world’s richest families and the major stakeholder in Heathrow airport, has been warned by professors at Stanford Law School that its directors and...

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