AYS DAILY DIGEST 02/12/2017: When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty — A very concerning proposal for replacement of the Asylum Procedures Directive 2013 could have catastrophic consequences

Proposal for replacement of the Asylum Procedures Directive 2013 and broadening of the term ‘safe third-party country’//More rescues at sea and help needed//Joint protests planned by the municipalities of Lesvos, Chios and Samos// News from France// UK Statistics of LGBT asylum// News from Estonia, Denmark and more…

Children of war by Mana Neyestani

Feature:

When injustice becomes law… Resistance becomes a duty.

Sea

Seven boats were rescued on the Spanish coast today by SALVAMENTO MARITIMO. The total number of those rescued today came to 164 persons.

Source: SALVAMENTO MARITIMO
Source: Cruz Roja Espanola

Greece:

A young Syrian boy risks deportation from Rhodes to Turkey. Volunteers are urging people to go to the OASIS — Rhodes Solidarity Group and offer support to help them with their battle to stop the deportation. You can read Ahmed’s Story here.

Source: Human Rights Watch

France:

Source: Refugee Rights Data
Source: Paris Refugee Ground Support

Denmark:

In Denmark, rejected asylum seekers are forced to live at the departure camp “Kærshovedgård Exit Center” near Ikast.

Estonia:

Estonia presented a compromise proposal regarding the relocation of refugees in which it stated that the country would be ‘fair’ to all EU member states. The proposal was shared at a meeting in Brussels, where 28 national ambassadors of the EU attended to discuss how to reform the slow relocation of asylum seekers.

UK:

Data was published today, for the first time by the UK government, which showed that large percentages of gay, lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers have had their claims for asylum rejected over the last two years. This is despite the fact that thousands of them come from countries where the penalties for being gay involve violence, imprisonment and even death, such as in Iran, Nigeria and Uganda.

Daily news digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and refugees on the route, but also for journalists and other parties.

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