The Border Violence Monitoring Network is releasing it’s January Report, covering the pushback of 263 people, across fourteen different incidents. Work by volunteers in the field shone a light on the continued use of blunt physical force to damage, impair and brutalise people-on-the-move. Reports involved a range of perpetrators, with Croatia carrying out the majority of recorded pushbacks, alongside three chain removals from Slovenia and two mass explusions from North Macedonia to Greece.
Yesterday in the European Parliament during the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, MEPs lambasted Croatia’s Minister of Interior for its continued practise of conducting illegal and violent pushbacks.
The Border Violence Monitoring Network are pleased to be recruiting a Grants and Admin Coordinator. The team are looking for candidates with fundraising experience and who are confident in proposal writing to help ensure the sustainability of the project. If you have a background in finance and would like to be part of a dynamic Network working to document and advocate against illegal pushbacks, then we would like to hear from you.
To find out more on the post, please see the vacancy attached with full job description, terms and details on how to apply. Read more here:
The deadline for applications is 31st January 2020.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The team at BVMN
Together with a number of NGOs such as Human Rights Watch, Are You Syrious / Centre for Peace Studies, and Amnesty International, the Border Violence Monitoring Network has been working to document illegal pushbacks and police violence along the EU’s external borders in the Western Balkans since the formal closure of the route in 2017. While the existence of systematic illegal pushbacks along the Croatian and Hungarian borders with Serbia and Bosnia is evidenced extensively, this report focuses on the increasing violence that is applied to refugees and migrants under the framework of the Croatian case. Continue reading “New yearly report on torture of asylum seekers by Croatian authorities at EU external borders”
The Border Violence Monitoring Network just published it’s monthly update, covering the pushback of 128 people in December, adding to the thousands who have already faced brutal collective expulsions during 2019. Monitoring work identified consistent police violence, alongside deepening trends specific to the winter conditions on the Balkan Route. The report covers pushbacks from Croatia to Bosnia-Herzegovina, and from Greece to Turkey.