German government decides to withdraw reservations towards the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

PRO ASYL wel­co­mes the full vali­di­ty of the UN Con­ven­ti­on for all child­ren PRO ASYL wel­co­mes today’s decisi­on of the Ger­man government to with­draw its reser­va­tions towards the United Nati­ons Con­ven­ti­on on the Rights of the Child. This step has been long over­due: human rights and refu­gee orga­ni­sa­ti­ons have been advo­ca­ting for the with­dra­wal of

Readmission agreement with Kosovo signed

Con­ti­nua­ti­on of irre­spon­si­ble depor­ta­ti­ons PRO ASYL: The his­to­ri­cal respon­si­bi­li­ty is denied The read­mis­si­on agree­ments signed by Ger­ma­ny and Koso­vo have lega­li­zed what has alrea­dy been irre­spon­si­ble prac­tice – the depor­ta­ti­on to Koso­vo of mem­bers of mino­ri­ties (Roma, Ash­ka­li and others), who will have to deal with mas­si­ve discri­mi­na­ti­on and a life at the side­li­nes of

The Greek crisis threatens the protection of refugees

PRO ASYL demands soli­da­ri­ty with Greece ins­tead of shif­ting respon­si­bi­li­ty Given its eco­no­mic cri­sis, PRO ASYL appeals to the Ger­man Federal Government to show soli­da­ri­ty towards Greece. The brunt of the dra­ma­tic eco­no­mic situa­ti­on should not be bor­ne by the weakest mem­bers of Greek socie­ty such as pro­tec­tion see­kers. Wit­hout exten­si­ve sup­port through European funds

The Stockholm Programme and the sad realities at Europe’s borders

PRO ASYL: Push-backs, arbi­tra­ry detenti­on and the deaths of refu­gees are trade­marks of a ruth­less deter­rence poli­cy Frank­fur­t/Brussels- Today, on the occa­si­on of the Jus­ti­ce and Home Affairs Coun­cil, PRO ASYL tog­e­ther with the European Coun­cil on Refu­gees and Exi­les ECRE (Brussels), the Hel­sin­ki Citi­zen Assem­bly (Istan­bul), the Group of Lawy­ers for the Rights of

Greece violates EU asylum law

European refu­gee rights orga­ni­sa­ti­ons file com­p­laint with the European Com­mis­si­on Today, PRO ASYL, tog­e­ther with refu­gee advo­cacy orga­ni­sa­ti­ons from the Nether­lands, Fin­land and the United King­dom (Dutch Coun­cil for Refu­gees, Fin­nish Refu­gee Advice Cent­re, Bri­tish Refu­gee and Migrant Jus­ti­ce) filed a com­p­laint against Greece with the EU Com­mis­si­on. This com­p­laint is endor­sed by ECRE and

EU Ministers of Interior convene in Stockholm: Barrot expects more solidarity from the North

PRO ASYL calls for a sus­pen­si­on of returns and a spee­dy dis­tri­bu­ti­on of pro­tec­tion see­kers The situa­ti­on of pro­tec­tion see­kers in Greece esca­la­tes dra­ma­ti­cal­ly. To the EU Minis­ters of Inte­rior who are mee­ting in Stock­holm the Vice-Pre­si­dent of the EU Com­mis­si­on, Jac­ques Bar­rot, will pro­po­se a redis­tri­bu­ti­on of pro­tec­tion see­kers from Greece wit­hin Euro­pe. PRO