The view from Sicily
PEB PROJECT Palermo, 25 October 2017 - In this month’s Protection at External Borders (PEB) article, we interviewed social worker Elio Tozzi, who works with the Pedro Arrupe Institute in Sicily. The institute is a part of the Jesuit network and has signed a memorandum of understanding with Centro Astalli to participate in the Protection at External Borders (PEB) project.
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ECHR judgement against Spain for push backs
Madrid, 05 October 2017 - The Migrants with Rights Campaign applauds the European Court of Human Rights' judgment against Spain for the practice of summary expulsions. The judgment made public on 02 October 2017 in Strasbourg supports one of the claims raised by Caritas, CONFER, the Social Sector of the Society of Jesus and Justice and Peace.
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Spain-Morocco: serious protection concerns
PEB PROJECT: Melilla, 13 September 2017 – In this latest report from our human rights observatory on Europe’s external borders, our JRS partner in Spain, Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (SJM), report serious violations of international law at the Morocco-Spain borders.
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Croatia: At the forefront of a common challenge
PEB PROJECT Zagreb, 11 July 2017 - It was a social worker in Jesuit Refugee Service in Serbia who first heard Bahram's story. Bahram is a young migrant from Afghanistan who made a long journey in search of a safe little corner in Europe. He and his friend thought that they had found it by entering Croatia, but unfortunately, their feeling of relief and peace did not last for a long time.
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A marriage torn by borders
PEB PROJECT: Bucharest, 15 June 2017 - It never occurred to Sayid that one day his president would order him to fight a war against his own people. He taught English literature at Damascus University. His ambitions were like any other – work hard, earn a living, raise a family.
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From Iran to Greece: impossible choices
PEB PROJECT: Athens, 16 May 2017 - For Zeinab, growing up in Sanandaj, Iran, a mid- sized city known as a centre of Kurdish culture, should have been an experience as normal as any other.
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