refugees and migrants

Protests on electoral reform and refugee rights gain momentum in Lebanon

Citizens and civil society groups are protesting for proportional representation to be implemented in Lebanon to break the current political deadlock. After recent suicide bombings the Lebanese authorities have become increasingly hostile to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. On 18 July, anti-racism demonstrations took place calling for the abolition of these measures. Read more


Hate speech on the rise in Bulgaria - civil society

Bulgarian civil society organisations report a rise in hate speech as they attempt to combat efforts by vigilantes to violate migrant rights. Read more


Qatari authorities detained journalists from Danish Broadcasting Cooperation

The space for civil society to operate in Qatar remains closed, and the rights to freedom of association, assembly and expression are extremely restricted Read more


Some refugee protests turn violent in Germany

Sparked by the refugee crisis, protests and counter-protests across Germany have mostly been policed well but with some use of force. Read more


Defenders Speaking Out: “The regime in Eritrea is a crime in itself.”

Today, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COI) released its second report, finding that the government of Eritrea has committed crimes against humanity. This video from DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) shows interviews with Eritrean human rights defenders in exile who have, and continue to, speak out against the ruthless Eritrean regime. Read more