The context – Facts and circumstances – Legal aspects Pushbacks to Libya carried out by private companies and coordinated by Italian authorities in collaboration with the so-called Libyan Coast Guard must be declared illegal. The effects of borders externalization policies under scrutiny by the Court of Rome. Five Eritrean citizens started a lawsuit against the […]
Press Conference February 12, 2021 h 12:00, Location: Zoom (Register HERE) Five Eritrean citizens were pushed back illegitimately on July 2nd, 2018 by the Augusta Offshore ship “Asso Ventinove” as part of operations coordinated by the Italian authorities stationed in Libya and with the collaboration of the so-called Libyan Coast Guard. Now they have started […]
Text of the complaint ASGI submitted a complaint to the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of Auditors in Rome, pointing out several critical issues concerning the activities carried out by some Italian NGOs in Libya with funds from the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). The complaint is based on the report “A Critical […]
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 […]
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.
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.
On 27 June 2019, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court held the first hearing in the case initiated by the Association for Legal Studies on Migration (ASGI) against the Italian Government for allegedly misusing cooperation and development money to provide operational support to the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG), in a bid to stem the flow of migrants trying to reach Italian shores.
On 23 June 2019, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, ASGI and ARCI submitted a joint request to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, demanding an investigation into the gross human rights violations against refugees and migrants in Libyan detention centers.
On 21 February 2019, the Tribunal of Rome ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Embassy at Tripoli, to issue a visa for humanitarian reasons for an unaccompanied Nigerian minor in Libya.