Volodomyr Selenskyj in the European Parliament

Today Volodomyr Selenskyj spoke to us in the European Parliament. He emphasized the "European-Ukrainian values", fundamental and human rights and promoted Ukraine's accession to the EU. Ukraine's EU accession will still take time, this is not a short-distance run, but it is right to support Ukraine on this path – especially in the fight against the …

Landmark court rulings in Rome and Strasbourg

In recent weeks, there have been two landmark judgments in European courts. First, at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Croatian authorities were indicted, and second, at the Court in Rome, the Italian authorities were indicted. In both cases, the state actors were found guilty. Three prisoners burn to death in Croatian prison cell In December 2017, Croatia was …

Question to the Commission on pushbacks from Italy to Greece

A week ago, Lighthouse Reports published a report about the results of their research on pushbacks on tourist ferries from Italy to Greece. They found evidence that asylum seekers, including children, are being held in unofficial prisons – sometimes handcuffed – during the crossing in the belly of passenger ships. SRF and ARD …

Criminalization of refugee assistance

In the European Parliament this week we discussed the criminalization of sea rescue and humanitarian aid. You can find my speech here. Read more in our study on criminalization in Europe.

Global inequality growing extremely fast

Since 2020, the richest one percent of the world's population has made more wealth than the remaining 99 percent combined. At the same time, every tenth person in the world is starving. You can find Oxfam's study on this here.

Migration Day 2022

On December 18, 1990, the UN Migrant Workers Convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly. It is the primary international standard against which governments should measure their national legal protections. Unfortunately, Germany has not yet ratified the Convention.

BIPoC from Ukraine welcome?

On December 10, 2022, I co-hosted a conference with PxP Embassy e. V. on the situation of third-country nationals in Germany and the German states. You can find the livestream here. We discussed together with representatives of civil society, politics and affected BIPoC people from Ukraine about the current situation and possible solutions …

BIPoC from Ukraine – Welcome? – Conference: December 2022

Together with PxP Embassy e.V. I will organize a conference on December 10, 2022 in Berlin to talk about the situation of the so-called third-country nationals from Ukraine in Germany. We want to discuss the current situation together with representatives of civil society, politics and affected BIPoC people from Ukraine. You can find the program here. …