Open letter to Irish Presidency of the European Union
This document expresses Amnesty International concerns regarding the draft Council Directive on Asylum Procedures and the potential far-reaching impact of the safe third country concept on the principle of non-refoulement.
Australia-Pacific: offending human dignity: the Pacific Solution
This document outlines the events surrounding the Norwegian freighter MV Tampa rescuing 438 people from a dilapidated Indonesian fishing boat off Australia´s Christmas Island, and the ensuing diplomatic discussion between the various governments involved.
The asylum crisis: a human rights challenge for the EU
This document outlines the failings of asylum policies across the EU.
Refugee campaign: human rights have no borders
This document is part of a campaing to raise awareness of refugee issues. It addresses the problems raised by carriers’ liability laws.
No flights to safety: carrier sanctions, airline employees and the rights of refugees
In recent years, many countries have witnessed a growth in the number of asylum-seekers arriving by air. Increasingly, these countries have responded by introducing carrier liability acts, also known as carrier sanctions into their law. Under these laws, carriers which transport an insufficiently documented passenger (a passenger who does not have a proper passport or … Continue reading No flights to safety: carrier sanctions, airline employees and the rights of refugees