Brussels, 26 July 2019 - Joint Statement by over 100 organisations including the ETUC and EPSU: The EU must stop the criminalisation of solidarity with migrants and refugees.
The criminalisation of solidarity in Europe is soaring. Researchers and civil society have identified at least 49 ongoing cases of investigation and criminal prosecution in 11 Member States involving a total of 158 people in a recent study by the European research platform ReSOMA. The number of individuals criminalised for humanitarian activities has grown tenfold, from 10 people in 2015 to 104 in 2018.
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