ECHR rulings confirm need for detention review – UNHCR
In two rulings published on Tuesday 23 July, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that Malta violated articles of the European Convention on Human Rights ensuring the right to liberty and security (Art 5) and prohibiting inhuman or degrading treatment (Art 3).
Access to asylum must be ensured – UNHCR
Early this morning 102 men, women and children were rescued and brought to Malta by the Armed Forces of Malta.
UNHCR Malta welcomes step towards a Common European Asylum System
A package of EU legislation on asylum has been adopted after long negotiations. UNHCR welcomes this achievement, which represents an important step forward towards the establishment of a Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
Amid competing emergencies, UNHCR calls for open borders and more international solidarity
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Friday wrapped up the annual meeting of his organization’s governing body with a fresh call for international solidarity and support as UNHCR responds to a proliferation of new emergencies.
UNHCR concerned at detention of asylum-seekers, releases new guidelines
The UN refugee agency on Friday issued new guidelines on the detention of asylum-seekers and said UNHCR was concerned at its growing use in a number of countries.
UNHCR welcomes all efforts that can contribute to effective rescue at sea
UNHCR welcomes all cooperation efforts that can contribute to effective rescue at sea operations, access to territory and protection.