Posts Tagged “Amnesty”

“the only right, pragmatic, humane, fair & positive step for any government to take is amnesty, or regularisation of immigration status”

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“the only right, pragmatic, humane, fair & positive step for any government to take is amnesty, or regularisation of immigration status”

In an article on the openDemocracy website, Zrinka Bralo argues that “in a free and fair society, amnesty for all migrants stuck within yet excluded from our dysfunctional system is the only workable reparation for the government’s hostile environment immigration policies”. Over recent weeks the repercussions of the UK Government’s ‘hostile immigration policies’ have been…

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EU refugee policy & court case round-up

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EU refugee policy & court case round-up

An Irish-born doctor who spent three months working on board the Medecins Sans Frontieres search and rescue vessel MV Aquarius in the Mediterranean has called on the EU to open safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants rather than ignoring abuse perpetuated by Libyan forces. Dr Conor Kenny recorded a video diary and extracts…

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Amnesty: Refugee wins appeal against return to Turkey

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Amnesty: Refugee wins appeal against return to Turkey

Amnesty International report that a refugee has won an appeal against a decision that would have forcibly returned them to Turkey. A Syrian national who arrived on the Greek island of Lesvos has won an appeal against a decision that would have led to his forcible return to Turkey, underscoring the fundamental flaws in the…

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Amnesty: 29% of UK would accept refugees fleeing war & persecution into their home

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Amnesty: 29% of UK would accept refugees fleeing war & persecution into their home

Amnesty International’s global survey of 27,000 people across 27 countries (which includes the United Kingdom but not Ireland) reveals that 4 in 5 people replied to say that they would welcome refugees. Our survey shows that while many governments still claim they simply can’t find room for refugees, their citizens feel the opposite way. The…

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