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“I am being pursued by the government for having brought the migrant issue to light”

Emmaus International was present at the World Social Forum on Migrations, from 2nd to 4th November, in Mexico, to denounce the violation of migrants' rights and the criminalization of their defenders, activists or journalists, like Bartolo Fuentes, pursued for covering the Honduran caravan.

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Brazil: a threat to democracy and human rights defenders

On 26 October, two days before the election of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, the Emmaus Brazil Federation warned of the threat that the president elect embodies, highlighting his discourse of hatred and violence which constitutes a real threat to democracy in the country, as well as to human rights defenders.

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Emmaus is concerned about the European Union's conscience crisis

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On 28 and 29 June, the leaders of the 28 EU Member States met in Brussels in order to map out an EU migration policy that is decidely based on extreme refoulement.
At a time when Brussels is committed to closing borders, the Emmaus groups in Europe are becoming increasingly concerned at the lack of humanity shown on the ground by the EU on a daily basis.
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United States continues its policy of isolationism by withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council

While its mandate was up to 2019, Washington has just announced its withdrawal from the Human Rights Council (HRC). Emmaus International is concerned about this renunciation of the American State to build a world based on peace and human rights.
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Faced with governments powerless to promote an alternative migratory policy, we must act

For this World Refugee Day, in the face of states and governments failing to do their duty when it comes to hospitality and humanity, Emmaus International promotes the importance of unconditionally accepting migrants into our societies.

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