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

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Application submitted to European Court of Human Rights over unaccompanied minor set adrift in Aegean after applying for asylum

GREECE

AEGEAN PUSH BACK

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Complaint to the European Court of Auditors over lack of human rights monitoring of EU funds directed to Libyan Coast Guard.

EUROPEAN UNION

FINANCIAL COMPLICITY

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GLAN filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights challenging the illegality of the Greek authorities’  crackdown on human rights defenders.

GREECE

CRIMINALISING RESCUE

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GLAN & Stanford International Human Rights Clinic's communication to International Criminal Court calling for an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed in Nauru and Manus Island.

AUSTRALIA

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

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Complaint to the European Court of Auditors over lack of human rights monitoring of EU funds directed to Libyan Coast Guard.

GREECE

ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE

Complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of an individual whose journey from Libya was intercepted in the high seas by a merchant vessel.

ITALY

PRIVATIZED PUSH BACKS

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Application filed against Italy with the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of seventeen survivors of a violent push-back at sea in 2017.

ITALY

CONTACTLESS PUSH BACK

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