New assignment for ship MARE LIBERUM

Die MARE LIBERUM bekommt einen neuen Auftrag. Wir übergeben unser Schiff an die Aktivist:innen von Zusammenland, die den Kutter künftig unter dem Namen MARE*GO betreiben werden. Wir freuen uns, dass das Schiff nun einen neuen Auftrag bekommt. Vier Jahre waren wir in der Ägäis im Einsatz, unterbrochen durch Blockaden sowie Einschüchterungs- und Kriminalisierungsversuche von staatlicher […]

Statement: EU tries to dismantle human rights in vote on Instrumentalisation Regulation

The EU undermines its own rule of law by trying to dismantle asylum laws. After years of human rights violations at the EU's external borders, the EU is now trying to legally legitimise those crimes for the first time.

Pushback helpers: A new level of violence

Im Oktober 2020 überquerte Salam* zusammen mit 15 Menschen aus Syrien und Afghanistan den Fluss Evros von Edirne in der Türkei nach Griechenland. Sie liefen bis zum nächsten Morgen durch den Wald auf der griechischen Seite des Grenzgebiets. Als sie sich ein paar Stunden ausruhten, wurden sie von der griechischen Grenzpolizei entdeckt. „Um 10 Uhr […]

Call for urgent consequences for Greece and Turkey

Mare Liberum documents and monitors human rights violations against migrants that are regularly committed at the border between Turkey and Greece. Since 2020, there has been a sharp increase in violence at the border. On the one hand, regarding the number, but also regarding the brutality of these incidents.

To give to good cause: Ship MARE LIBERUM

We have to give away our ship. As Mare Liberum e.V. we deployed the equally named ship for human rights monitoring in the Aegean Sea. After various attempts to block the ship, the Greek government finally introduced a law, which makes it impossible for us to use the vessel for this cause anymore. Therefore, we offer it to any good use.

Pushbacks from the Greek islands and in the Aegean Sea

Violent pushbacks are systematically carried out at European land and sea borders and constitute a fundamental part of the inhumane border regime of the EU. This article summarises eight testimonies of pushback survivors in Greece and contextualises them with public data on pushbacks and migration in the Aegean Sea, to reveal patterns of brutal pushback practices on Greek coasts.

Greece: Violence escalates and repression continues

People on the move are criminalised, journalists intimidated and solidarity structures are increasingly attacked. With repressive laws and criminal charges on flimsy grounds, the Greek government is trying to cover up its human rights crimes and silence critical voices.

Mare Liberum launches new project on land

The human rights activists of Mare Liberum are starting a new project, this time on land. The focus of the new project continues to be the observation of human rights violations and border violence.

Why Turkey is not a “Safe Third Country”

Illegal deportations, lack of protection, and precarious living conditions are commonplace for people on the move in Turkey. Nevertheless, Greek authorities classify Turkey as a safe country for protection seekers. Why Turkey is not safe.

Fight For Solidarity! Stop the criminalization of flight and sea rescue

Hundreds of volunteers are supporting people who fled the war in Ukraine everyday at Berlin central station. German authorities are celebrating this commitment and are content with this. Meanwhile, on March 21, 2022, yet another trial against civilian sea rescuers starts.

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