Fort of Europe 2.0, 23rd october 2012From Corriere Immigrazione
In under a year, the new cross-border control system, Eurosur, will be in operation. It will then be the turn of the 'smart border'. But does anyone have any idea how much this system is going to cost? Reducing illegal entry into the EU; reducing the number of deaths linked to attempted illegal immigration by saving lives at sea; and, cutting cross- border crime.
I AM WITH MAZZEO, 2nd september 2012
The association Borderline Sicilia Onlus expresses its solidarity and support for the journalist and writer Antonio Mazzeo. A few days ago, the council of Falcone brought a lawsuit against Mazzeo for having written an article which was published in I Siciliani Giovani. The article reported on mafia infiltration in some of the council's contracts and the devastating impact this has had on the local area. Mazzeo's journalism has always focussed on similar types of inquiries and he has done a lot of work on the mafia, the role and the presence of the military in Italy and migrants' rights.
Incitement of Racist hate speech on the increase in Italy, 29th august 2012
Borderline Sicilia, together with other associations, has contributed to the compilation of a report on the racist hate speech. The report was presented yesterday at a CERD (UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) meeting in Geneva. The report reveals a worrying picture concerning an increase in the phenomena of racist hate speech in Italy. Below is the press release from the Unione forense per la tutela dei diritti umani (Legal Union for the Protection of Human Rights), who organised the project.
Measures to revoke the decision of the Catania COA (Consiglio dell'Ordine degli
Avvocati: Bar Council) on asylum seekers' access to legal aid.
The decision of the COA, which resulted in the suspension of all requests for legal aid put forward by asylum seekers -particularly those from the Mineo CARA- was revoked on the 15th May 2012 by the introduction of a measure by the very same COA.
When migrants appeal against the Commission's decision to reject International Protection, theobstacle to their right to a defence has now been removed as a result of the appeal against thismeasure, which two members of Sicilian section of ASGI (Associazione Studi Giuridici sull'
Immigrazione: Association for Judicial Studies on Immigration) maintained as illegal in front of
the Catania TAR(Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale: Regional Administrative Tribunal).
The text of the decision will be published shortly.