Tag Archives: Border control

23 December 2014

UNSC resolution stresses importance of strengthening trans-regional and international cooperation on a basis of ‘a common and shared responsibility to counter the world drug problem and related criminal activities’

Amid a proliferation of well-funded and well-organised transnational criminal activities in Africa, the Middle East and beyond, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution spotlighting its concern over the ties between cross-border crime and terrorism and called on UN member states to ramp up efforts in combatting the two activities. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Adopting resolution, Security Council urges fight against nexus of transnational crime, terrorism

14 June 2012

Amnesty International accuses EU member states of human rights violations of migrants

Amnesty International published a report on 13 June 2012, urging the European Union (EU) and its member states, especially Italy, to protect the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers ‘according to international standards’.

According to Amnesty, human rights are violated as a result of migration control policies and practices, such as outsourcing border security. An online petition was opened in order to urge members of the European Parliament to hold institutions of the EU and national governments accountable for the way migrants are treated.

Source: Newsday | Amnesty International: Europe endangers migrants