Press Conference July 28th, 2020, 3:30 pm CEST_Location: Zoom (here the registration form) and live on ASGI’s Facebook page. Rome/Tunis, 24 July 2020 PRESS RELEASE The Association for Juridical Studies on Migration (ASGI) and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) filed a complaint against Italy, Malta and Libya with the UN Human Rights […]
Transit country for migrants heading for Europe. Due to its strategic position, the European Union and member states are investing funds to strengthen the policy of the Libyan authorities, particularly as regards the management of migratory flows. The responsibilities of the member states with respect to the conditions of the detention centres, pull backs, evacuation procedures from the detention and resettlement centres of migrants should be investigated.
A critical overview of how Italian international cooperation funds are spent.
Today, Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), and two Italian NGOs, the Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI), and the Italian Recreational and Cultural Association (ARCI) filed a Petition to the European Parliament under Article 227 of the Treaty of the European Union, concerning the Mismanagement of EU Funds by the EU Trust Fund for Africa’s ‘Support to Integrated Border and Migration Management in Libya’s IBM Programme.
ASGI, in the framework of the projects Sciabaca and Oruka, has presented requests to access the financial reports of projects implemented by IOM and other international organizations in Libya.
ASGI expresses concern about the European Union’s proposal to allocate around € 100 million for an “urgent intervention” in Libya in order to limit the new departures of foreign citizens to Europe.
Following two requests of information under the right of access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents concerning EUTFA-funded projects currently implemented in Libya by IOs, ASGI received unsatisfying and poorly reasoned answers from the European Union.
The event, held in Rome on 5 December 2019, was organised by ASGI in cooperation with the Clinica Legale International Protection of Human Rights.
On 2 February 2017, Fayez al Serraj for the Libyan Government of National Accord and Paolo Gentiloni for the Italian Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with the aim of strengthening the cooperation in the management of the Libyan borders, “in order to ensure the reduction of illegal migratory flows”.
ASGI (Sciabaca project) submitted a series of requests for access to public information concerning projects implemented by international and non-governmental organizations in Libya, Niger, Tunisia and Egypt, financed with Italian funds from the so called “Africa Fund”.
On 28 November 2019, the first instance court in Rome, in adjudicating a civil lawsuit promoted by Amnesty international and represented in court by ASGI lawyers, recognizing for the first time that a foreigner illegally pushed back by Italian authorities has the right to enter Italy to seek international protection.