Violence of the Belgian police against migrants. International survey with 440 witnesses.

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Belgium 🇧🇪.
▶ The violence of the Belgian police against migrants, including minor migrants (around 30%) comes to light  : dog bites, fingers returned, strip searches in front of hilarious female staff, threats of execution, simulations of prostitution scenes.

▶ International survey with 440 witnesses.

The violation of the Fundamental Rights for migrants that is happening today in Belgium is a future breeding ground for the violation of Fundamental Rights for Belgian citizens.

Human dignity is not negotiable.

Learn more : www.lemonde.fr/Violence of the Belgian police against migrants.

 

Violence of Belgian Police against migrants.

20 June 2018 – World Refugee Day. 68.5 million people uprooted in 2017 in the world.

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 in the worldAccording to the Annual Report of the United Nations Refugee Agency, wars, violence and persecution have pushed forced displacement around the world to a new record, with 68.5 million people uprooted in 2017, an all-out two seconds, about the population of Thailand.

The term “refugee” refers to anyone who, “with a well-founded fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political out of the country of which she has the nationality and which can not, or because of this fear, want to claim the protection of this country ; or who, if he has no nationality and is outside the country in which he had his habitual residence as a result of such events, can not or, because of that fear, does not want to return there “, according to International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Refugees who fled their country to escape conflict and persecution account for 25.4 million people of the 68.5 million uprooted people, an increase of 2.9 million from 2016 and also the largest increase ever recorded by UNHCR for a single year. At the same time, the number of asylum seekers still awaiting refugee status as of December 31, 2017 increased by approximately 300,000 to 3.1 million people. Internally displaced persons number 40 million. Developing countries are the most affected.

Learn more : World Refugee Day

 

Syrian Kurdish refugees are traveling to Turkey from Syria near the town of Kobani. Photo UNHCR / I. Prickett

Who are the Refugees ? 

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Who are the Refugees ? 

The rights of third-country nationals entering or staying in the European Union are often not respected.

This is sometimes because of :

  • insufficient implementation of legislation ;
  • poor knowledge of fundamental rights ;
  •  inadequately trained civil servants ;
  • and sometimes simply due to discrimination and xenophobia.

Picture below : the causes of migrations, explained in French, for children. 

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#streetwork #solidarity #homelessness  #foodaid #asylumseekers

 

The causes of migrations - Who are the Refugees ?

2018 – Burial of the right of asylum in France.

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2018 – Burial of the right of asylum in France.

“Project of law for controlled immigration and an effective right of asylum” :

  • lowering the deadline for applying for asylum ;
  •  non-effective legal remedy to the National Court of Asylum : uncertain notifications of Court Judgments and uncertainties of so-called “safe Countries” ;
  • videoconferencing without a unit of time or of place, and loss of psychological feeling of debates.

More news ? Our Platform and N.G.O. is on social networks :

#streetwork #solidarity #homelessness  #foodaid #asylumseekers

 

2018 - Burial of the right of asylum in France.

Homelessness in European Union : the hidden side of the European Union.

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I. HOMELESSNESS IN EUROPEAN UNION 

In the European Union, according to a study by the Abbé-Pierre Foundation and the European Federation of National Associations working with the homeless, nearly 11 million households out of 220 million households do not have personal housing. These 11 million households are in a state of severe deprivation of housing : on the street, hosted by a third party, in a accommodation center, in a shelter, in a social hotel.

The crisis of poor housing in the In European Union calls for an urgent and profound strategy, in consultation with local associations, and public subsidies easily obtainable for them, without going through technocratic projects and far from the field.

Learn more : Le Monde : more and more homeless persons everywhere in Europe 

II. LEASE EVICTIONS IN FRANCE

In FRANCE, lease eviction figures show that successive governments are unable to put in place for years a plan of action and a strategy that has been adapted to solve evictions linked to extreme poverty.

End of the winter break : 15,000 forced evictions, up 50% since 2013.  Lease evictions, prohibited during the winter, are daily occurrences from April 1st. Every year, more than 155,000 unpaid rent procedures are launched.

Successive governments must fight with force the roots of homelessness instead of fighting homeless persons. 

Learn more : Le Monde – 15.000 forced evictions, up to 50 % since 2013.

 

Homelessness in European Union : the hidden side of the European Union. Another Europe. Learn more : Abbé Pierre Fundation and FEANTSA.

Homelessness in European Union : the hidden side of the European Union. Two homeless persons in Paris, 24th December 2017. Stéphane de SAKUTIN / AFP.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

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Objective : to provide assistance to asylum seekers and unaccompanied migrant children, facing significant material and moral difficulty, by providing for :

  • free meals ;
  • French classes ;
  • detailed information  to unaccompanied migrant children on children’ s rights ;
  • material support ; 
  • emotional support.

Location of the action : NANTES, FRANCE. 

Means and resources deployed: 

From December 2017 to March 2018 : OENDDF Mobile Teams on patrol were in NANTES to support Asylum Seekers, especially with food aid and French classes.

Creation of social link and relationships of trust with Asylum Seekers.

Field for intervention targeted by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights and the European Commission : Asylum, migrations and borders.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

An unaccompanied minor is above all a child : the International Convention on the Rights of the Child of 20 November 1989 applies.

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In the field of ​​children’s rights and unaccompanied minors, we have published on Twitter information on the fact that an unaccompanied minor is above all a child and that the International Convention on the Rights of the Child of 20 November 1989 (sources : CRC.aspx) applies : 

 

 

 

 

 

Report of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) of 2017 : enhancing the Safety and Sustainability of the Return and Reintegration of Victims of Trafficking 

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This Report is part of IOM‘s implementation of two separate but complementary projects : the CARE project (Coordinated Approach for the Reintegration of Victims of Trafficking who voluntarily return to a third country) and the TACT project (Action Transnational – Safe and dignified return and reintegration of victims of trafficking who voluntarily return to three priority countries : Albania, Morocco and Ukraine).

These two projects involved a total of nine EU Member States – Austria, Cyprus, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom – which have committed to improve the return and reintegration programs available to victims of trafficking (VTT), in order to make this process safer and more sustainable, and to reduce the risk of victims being re-captured by a network of trafficking in human beings (THB). With this goal in mind, IOM, through the implementation of these two projects, has been working to develop, implement and refine standard operating procedures (SOPs) to guide the return and reintegration of victims of trafficking, and thus ensure continuity of support in this process.

This report aims to gather and share lessons learned from the implementation of these two projects and to identify avenues for the development of transnational guidance mechanisms (TRMs) between EU Member States and third countries.

The issue of transnational referral mechanisms is a key priority in the EU’s current anti-trafficking efforts, as mentioned in the EU Strategy for the Eradication of Human Trafficking1.

Ex : In 2014, 70 IOM offices located in host countries and 170 countries of origin were involved in supporting 43,786 migrants for a voluntarily return, on a worldwide scale.

Sources : IOM’s Report of 2017 : enhancing-safety-and-sustainability-return-and-reintegration-victims-trafficking

 

Council of Europe – Right to privacy and protection of personal data.

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“The right to privacy and the protection of data are essential human rights to live in dignity and security.

Legislation on surveillance and data collection should provide guarantees against arbitrary interference and democratic control of the security services”.

#DataProtectionDay

Nils Muiznieks – European Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe

Learn more : coe.int