School of Law

Emergency signal at sea

8 August 2019

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax spoke to De Groene Amsterdammer about the lawyers and victims joining forces in legal procedures to fight against the human rights abuses by ‘Fortress Europe.’  The article reads (via Google Translate): “The tragedy at sea is the direct consequence of the European policy to close the external borders for migrants. The 2015 refugee crisis was an excuse for the policy of 'containment' and 'deterrence', where everything is permitted, says Violeta Moreno-Lax, at Queen Mary University of London. ‘We are witnessing very serious human rights violations and we see an increase in crimes at the external borders. Violence is part of the machinery,’ said Moreno-Lax, who is involved as legal adviser for the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN).”

Read the full article here [Dutch].