Mare Liberum - Human Rights Monitoring in the Aegean

Mare Liberum e. V. monitors the observance of human rights for refugees in the Aegean Sea. With our two ships and from land we document the situation on the dangerous flight route between Turkey and Greece, as well as on the Greek islands. The goal is to document human rights violations, such as pushbacks, and to draw attention to them. In 2020 alone, we were able to count 312 incidents in which 9,798 people were illegally pushed back. Through our work, we aim to strengthen solidarity and fundamental human rights. Mare Liberum is politically and religiously independent and is financed exclusively through donations.

Donation run for sea rescue in September! Learn more.


The German Bundeswehr is again on its way to the Aegean to support the NATO mission - and illegal human rights violations against refugees

Last week, the German military vessel F216 ’Schleswig Holstein’ left Germany to join the NATO mission in the Aegean Sea.

Sailing in the Aegean

Early in July, six activists came together to take the 'Mare Liberum 2' on a test mission in the Aegean Sea.

“Who is giving these orders?” – the events of a deadly shipwreck

Early in the morning on July 30th a boat capsized northeast of Lesvos at the Greek-Turkish border. Aboard had been 13 people trying to reach Europe.

Indictment regarding the violations by EU politicians, its security forces and FRONTEX to the 1951 Refugee Convention

Case of human rights advocates and inhabitants of the European Union v. EU Politicians, its security forces and Frontex.



Currently no new crew-members are needed. If this changes you find the information here.

Mare Liberum e.V.

Gneisenaustraße 2a
10961 Berlin

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Mare Liberum e.V.
IBAN: DE71430609671221431300