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An unprecedented 108.4 million people around the world have been forced from their homes - every 2 Seconds a Person is Displaced according to UNHCR

Long-Term Asylum Accommodation Damages Health and Wellbeing

A new report published last week by the Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) and Asylum Aid describes how living in hotels has a significantly negative impact on asylum seekers' mental health and overall quality of life.

As the report explains, hundreds of hotels in the UK remain in use as contingency' asylum accommodation despite the Conservative government pledging to end their use. In March 2024, over 30,000 asylum seekers were living in contingency accommodation.

HBF and Asylum Aid noted: "When the use of hotels was originally introduced, they were meant to be a temporary 'contingency' measure. However, hotel accommodation has now almost become the norm, with many people now spending a very long time housed in full-board hotels. In some cases, people have lived for years in these hotels."

The report outlines the serious damage to health and wellbeing caused by long-term hotel accommodation.

Read more: EIN, https://shorturl.at/aTtKe








Deaths on Migration Route to Canary Islands Soar to 1,000 a Month

More than 5,000 people died in the first five months of this year trying to reach Spain by sea, 95% of them on Atlantic Ocean crossings from West and Northwest Africa to the Canary Islands, a new report on the world’s deadliest migration route reveals.

Mauritania has overtaken Senegal as the main departure point, representing 3,600 of the deaths between January and April, according to the report from Ca-minando Fronteras (Walking Borders), a collective dedicated to protecting migrant communities.

Arrivals in the Canary Islands have been rising for years, but the latest figures represent an increase in fatalities of almost 700% in the first five months of 2024 over the same period in 2023.

Read more: New Humanitarian, https://shorturl.at/64GGt

Multiple Violations in Case Brought by Ukraine Against Russia Concerning Crimea

Violations of Articles 2 - 3 - 5 -6-7-8- 9-10- 11 - 14 - 18

The case of Ukraine v. Russia (re Crimea) (applications nos. 20958/14 and 38334/18) concerned Ukraine’s allegations of a pattern (“administrative practice”) of violations of the European Convention on Human Rights by the Russian Federation in Crimea beginning in February 2014. It also concerned allegations of a pattern of persecution of Ukrainians for their political stance and/or pro- Ukrainian activity (“Ukrainian political prisoners”) which had occurred predominantly in Crimea but also in other parts of Ukraine or in the Russian Federation since early 2014.

The Ukrainian Government alleged that those human-rights violations had been part of a campaign of repression, which included in particular disappearances; ill-treatment; unlawful detention; impossibility to opt out of Russian citizenship; suppression of Ukrainian media and of the Ukrainian language in schools; pre-trial detention in overcrowded conditions; prosecution and conviction on fabricated charges without a fair trial in reprisal for any pro-Ukrainian stance; and, transfers from Crimea to prisons in Russia.

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: violations of Articles 2 (right to life), 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment), 5 (right to liberty and security), 6 (right to a fair trial), 7 (no punishment without law), 8 (right to respect for private and family life), 9 (freedom of religion), 10 (freedom of expression), 11 (freedom of assembly), 14 (prohibition of discrimination) and 18 (limitation on use of restrictions on rights) of the European Convention on Human Rights, and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property), Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 (right to education) and Article 2 of Protocol No. 4 (freedom of movement) to the European Convention.

It also held, unanimously, that the Russian Federation had failed to comply with its obligations under Article 38 (obligation to furnish necessary facilities for the examination of the case) of the Convention.

Lastly, the Court held, unanimously, under Article 46 (binding force and implementation of judgments), that Russia had to take measures as soon as possible for the safe return of the relevant prisoners transferred from Crimea to penal facilities located on the territory of the Russian Federation.
The Court considered that it had sufficient evidence – in particular intergovernmental and non- governmental organisation reports, corroborated by witness testimony and other material – to conclude beyond reasonable doubt that the incidents had been sufficiently numerous and interconnected to amount to a pattern or system of violations. Moreover, the apparent lack of an effective investigation into the incidents and/or the general application of the measures to all people concerned, among other things, proved that such practices had been officially tolerated by the Russian authorities.

Download the ECtHR press release: https://shorturl.at/Ax156







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