Pushback Report 2021

Mare Liberum - Human Rights Monitoring in the Aegean

Mare Liberum e. V. documents human rights violations and border violence against people on the move in the Aegean Sea. On the life-threatening escape routes between Turkey and Greece, people are regularly pushed back by authorities with violent means to hinder them from reaching the EU. Through testimonies, we make the voices of affected people visible and fight together to strengthen fundamental human rights and access to the right to asylum. By collecting and publishing data on the general situation in the Aegean we increase pressure on responsible authorities to respect human rights and to hold them accountable for their human rights violations.


Maria Klenner / Mare Liberum

It cannot go on like this! Statement of the dissolution of Mare Liberum

After five years of operation in the Aegean, we have decided with a heavy heart to withdraw from Lesvos, end our human rights monitoring as Mare Liberum, and dissolve the association.

Camp Vastria - the new hell on Lesvos?

In the next few months, a Closed Control Access Centre (CCAC) is supposed to open on Lesvos. This is yet another camp surrounded by barbed wire fences and concrete walls, monitored around the clock, and located far away from the city.
© Maria Klenner/Mare Liberum

New assignment for ship MARE LIBERUM

The MARE LIBERUM gets a new assignment. We are handing over our ship to the activists of Zusammenland, who will operate it under the name MARE*GO and bring it back to the active civil fleet. Updates about the new operation will be announced in the upcoming months.

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.



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