Creating a new framework of respect for the rights of missing

& dead refugees and migrants and bereaved family members

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"Greek National Human Rights Commission Adoption of Mytilini Declaration" GNCHR, March 2019

 

"Identification des personnes migrantes décédées aux frontières maritimes marocaines",  (French) by Plateforme Nationale Protection Migrants (PNPM), February 2019

 

"Statement of the Greek National Commission on Human Rights on its Adoption of the Mytilini Declaration" GNCHR, 7 February 2019

 

"On Sea Rescue: A trade union statement" Montreuil, 15 Novembre 2018

 

"Caravan of Mothers of missing migrants historic launch of global movement of families of the missing" by IOM, November 2018

 

"Identifying Migrant Bodies in the Mediterranean" by Ottavia Ampuero Villagran (United Nations University, Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility), October 2018

 

"Derechos más allá de la muerte" Ana González-Páramo, June 2018 ("Rights Beyond Death" English version)

 

"List of 34,361 documented deaths of refugees and migrants due to the restrictive policies of "Fortress Europe" by UNITED, 5 May 2018 (an explanation of the List methodology & results)

 

"Missing Migrants and their Families - The ICRC's Recommendations to Policy-Makers" International Committee of the Red Cross, December 2017

 

"Respecting the Dead"  Institute of Race Relations, Frances Webber, June 2017

 

"UN Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions" Agnes Callamard, submitted in accordance with Assembly resolution 71/198. 15th August 2017

 

"Fatal Journeys", Vol. 1, A Report, from the International Organization for Migration, on the Tracking Lives Lost during Migration'.

 

"Fatal Journeys", Vol. 2, A Report, from the International Organization for Migration, on the 'Identification and Tracing of Dead and Missing Migrants'.

 

"Fatal Journeys", Vol. 3, Part 1, A Report, from the International Organization for Migration, on the Improving Data on Missing Migrants'.

 

"Fatal Journeys", Vol. 3, Part 2, A Report, from the International Organization for Migration, on the Improving Data on Missing Migrants'.

Further information:

Last Rights Documents:

"GCM Indicators: Objective 8: Save lives and establish coordinated international efforts on missing migrants" Syd Bolton and Catriona Jarvis, Refugee Law Initiative, June 2019

 

"Who cares about the identities of the dead?"  by Marion MacGregor, InfoMigrants, April 2019

 

"Last Rights Extended Legal Statement and Commentary", 30 January 2019

 

"Protecting the rights of the refugees who don't make it" Eva Tomara, Kathimerini, 9 November 2018

 

"GCM Commentary: Objective 8: Save lives and establish coordinated international efforts on missing migrant" by Syd Bolton and Catriona Jarvis, 18 October 2018

 

"How many migrants have died in the Mediterranean and where are they buried?"  Fabien Leboucq, La Liberation 9th August 2018

 

"Πρωτοβουλία για τους μετανάστες που δεν τα καταφέρνουν..." EΥΑ ΤΟΜΑΡΑ, Kathimerini, August 2018

 

"Protecting migrants – value of life and respect of the dead" Syd Bolton & Catriona Jarvis, European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), June 2018

 

"The future of politics will be dominated by migration", Catriona Jarvis, The Guardian letters page 21st June 2018

 

The Mytilini Declaration for the Dignified Treatment of all Missing and Deceased Persons and their Families as a Consequence of Migrant Journeys” Last Rights, May 2018

 

نحن , الموقعون ادناه, May 2018

 

Para el tratamiento digno de todas las personas desaparecidas y fallecidas y sus familias como consecuencia de los viajes migratorios (La Declaración Mitilini)” Mayo 2018

 

Εμείς, οι κάτωθι υπογράφοντες, συμφωνήσαμε την παρούσα Διακήρυξη για την Αξιοπρεπή Μεταχείριση όλων των Προσώπων που Αγνοούνται και Απεβίωσαν καθώς και των Οικογενειών τους συνεπεία των Μεταναστευτικών Ταξιδιών“ Μάιος 2018

 

"Noi sottoscritti redigiamo questa dichiarazione Per un Decorso Trattamento di tutti i Dispersi e Deceduti lungo le Rotte Migratorie e delle loro Famiglie (La Dichiarazione di Mitilene)" Maggio 2018

 

"Nous, soussignés, affirmons dans cette déclaration pour un traitement digne de toutes les personnes disparues et décédées pendant leurs parcours migratoires et de leurs familles (La déclaration de Mytilène)" Mai 2018

 

"Wir, die Unterzeichner dieser Erklärung, treten ein für den würdevollen Umgang mit allen vermissten und verstorbenen Migranten und ihren Familien (Erklärung von Mytilini)" Mai, 2018

 

"İşbu deklarasyonda (Midilli Deklarasyonu) imzası bulunanlar olarak göç yolculukları sonucunda kaybolan ve hayatını kaybedenler ile ailelerinin onurlu muamele görmeleri için temel yaşam hakkını" Mayis 2018

 

"First Perspectives on the Zero Draft (5 February 2018) for the the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration" by Elspeth Guild (Queen Mary University of London - School of Law) & Tugba Basaran

 

"The Dead, the Missing and the Bereaved at Europe’s International Borders" a Proposal for a Statement

of the International legal obligations of States, September 2017

 

"The Human Rights of the Dead: a brief sketch". Transcript of a paper presented at a public meeting at the London School of Economics on the 22nd March 2017 on "Migrant deaths at European borders: states' duties to identify and the rights of families to know"

 

"Hearts tired of all talk", The Institute of Race Relations, Catriona Jarvis and Syd Bolton, February 2017

 

"Cross Border Deaths on the Journey to Europe: Towards a Legal Framework" Short version

from the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights [CSHR] 14 April 2016

 

"Cross Border Deaths on the Journey to Europe: Towards a Legal Framework" Full version

from the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights [CSHR] 14 April 2016

 

In Potters’ Fields”, a  viewpoint piece published in November 2015 that seeks to throw light on the issues and calls for action including the development of a guiding protocol.

 

"Migrant journeys: respecting the dead" an interview with Catriona Jarvis of Last Rights, The Institute of Race Relations, Frances Webber, November 2015

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