Justice & Home Affairs Blog

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IIEA17th June 20206min

On 3 June 2020, Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises how the ICRC has adapted its ongoing work to become more relevant to the response and prevention of this pandemic. It also looks at how COVID-19 has shaped the work of humanitarian organisations.

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IIEA2nd June 20205min

On 18 May 2020, Antonio Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises the key points of his address and provides an overview of the major areas of concern of the IOM in relation to COVID-19, the economic implications of the virus and how some governments are dealing with the crisis.

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Eóin O’Keeffe18th July 20175min

In a joint statement, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch claim that thousands more refugees and migrants could be at risk of dying in the Central Mediterranean, if the European Commission’s plan for a Code of Conduct for NGOs is improperly conducted. The Code of Conduct for NGOs was first announced by the European Commission on 6 July 2017, as part of an EU Action Plan, which aims to support Italy and reduce migratory pressure of illegal migrants along the Central Mediterranean Route. In the first six months of 2017, Italy received over 82,000 migrants, which has stretched its capacities to the limit.