STATEMENT: Europe and the Netherlands are ready for a humane and solidarity-based refugee policy
We see that Europe is willing and able to welcome the people who left their home with open arms and to support them with sympathy, basic necessities, transport and housing.
Joint NGO statement for the suspension of Russia’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council
Justice & Peace joins 48 other NGOs from around the globe to call on the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Russia's rights of membership of the Human Rights Council.
Leading human rights groups call for renewed commitment to solidarity and action to protect children in migration at EU borders
The EU has been facing increased migration flows at the external borders for several years. The pressure at the EU borders is high, as at the recent situation at the Polish- Belarusian border and the tragic loss of the lives in the English Channel have demonstrated.
Celebrating Human Rights Day: Message from our Director
Every year on 10 December, the International Human Rights Day, we reflect on what has been achieved, on everyone who has committed themselves, with all their stories.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Moria
Last night, a huge fire destroyed Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, leaving 13,000 already vulnerable people, homeless. Our Justice and Peace team stands in solidarity with all the inhabitants at Camp Moria, including our friends from Stichting Bootvluchteling who have lost their clinic.
Joint reaffirmation statement from the international network of Shelter City responding to situation and needs of HRDs in times of COVID-19
Read the joint statement of the international network of Shelter City responding to the situation and needs of HRDs in times of COVID-19. Find the statement also available in Spanish and French.
EU: this is how to build a more humane European pact on migration and asylum!
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the shortcomings of the European Union’s (EU) migration policies clearly to light and once again stirred up the debate on their dismissive character and the lack of solidarity with refugees and EU border countries. With the European Commission expected to soon launch a new pact on migration and asylum, Justice and Peace sees an opportunity for a different, more humane, EU policy.
Justice and Peace officially joined the 500 children campaign!
The Dutch government continues to refuse to shelter some of the 2,500 unaccompanied refugee children residing in the overcrowded refugee camps on the Greek islands. A wide variety of Dutch organisations, municipalities and citizens therefore initiated the #500children campaign to encourage the Dutch government to show its solidarity.