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.
The event, held in Rome on 5 December 2019, was organised by ASGI in cooperation with the Clinica Legale International Protection of Human Rights.
In cooperation with the Legal Clinic of the University of Roma Tre, the project “Oruka – Beyond the border” organized the self-training event for researchers, experts and legal practitioners “The new Frontex regulation and the agency’s extended powers: possible perspectives for strategic litigation”.
From 25 to 27 February 2020 the international conference “Externalization of borders: Practices of detention and denial of the right to asylum” took place in Lagos. The event, promoted by ASGI through the Oruka and Sciabaca Projects, aimed at strengthening networks among organizations engaged in strategic actions against externalization policies implemented by the EU and Italy.
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.
Between 26 and 30 June 2019 a team of lawyers and legal professionals, coordinated by ASGI in the context of project Sciabaca, went to Patras in order to carry out a legal observation of the local situation concerning readmissions of foreign citizens and asylum seekers from the Italian Adriatic ports to Greece based on summary […]
From June 14 to 19, 2019 three lawyers of the Sciabaca and Oruka projects and a cultural mediator, carried out a second study visit to Niger to further investigate the findings the first mission carried out in November 2018.
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.