CommemorAction, 30th October 2021, Lesvos

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.


Pushback Quarterly Q3 2021

Pushbacks in the Aegean increasing dramatically. Despite repetitive documentation of torture and law-breaking, pushbacks in the Aegean Sea don't only continue to happen but accelerate in violence and quantity.

August showed a horrific escalation of border violence: Highest number of pushbacks in 1.5 years!

In August we counted 63(!) pushbacks with 1477 people being illegally pushed back by the Greek authorities.

Attempted murder: How the Hellenic Coast guard demonstrates their disregard for human lives

Dass es an der griechisch-türkischen Seegrenze täglich und systematisch zu Grenzgewalt und Menschenrechtsverletzungen kommt, ist schon seit Monaten keine Neuigkeit mehr.

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.



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.
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