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EU search-and-rescue operation needed to replace Mare Nostrum

More migrants are destined to die in the Mediterranean Sea as Italy ends the migrant search-and-rescue operation - Mare Nostrum, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have warned.

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Initiate infringement procedure against Italy for using force against migrants, Spinelli tells EC

Italian MEP Barbara Spinelli has asked the European Commission (EC) to assess the possibility of activating an infringement procedure against the Italian government for using force against migrants.

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Human rights of migrants must be at the centre of post-2015 UN development agenda

Governments worldwide should fully include the human rights of migrants in the post-2015 UN development agenda, Francois Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, has said.

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Criminalisation of irregular migration contributes to xenophobia, UN Committee tells States

Francisco Carrion-Mena, Chair of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW), has warned States against criminalising irregular migration saying it only leads to rising intolerance, xenophobia and the social exclusion of migrants.

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Italian police ordered to “use force” to identify irregular immigrants

It has emerged that Italian police were ordered to use any means including force to obtain personal details and biometric data of irregular immigrants.

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