international law

Detention of asylum seekers is to be used as a 'last resort', according to European law
Some nations remain opposed to the UN migration pact | Credit: picture-alliance/dpa/D. Karmann
The UN treaty is designed to ensure safe and orderly migration | Credit: picture-alliance/dpa/P. Pleul
Migrants rescued near Libya aboard the Open Arms aid ship react as the ship approaches the port of Barcelona in Spain (Archive)
Picture shows migrants, who were rescued by Libyan forces, resting at Tripoli Commercial Port before transported to a detention center. PHOTO/Archive/EPA
Migrants on a boat during a rescue operation conducted by the Italian coastguard in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Italian Coastguard
French vessel Aqaurius in the Mediterranean Sea
The entrance to European Court of Justice in Brussels. Credit: ANSA
A boat full of migrants arriving in the harbor of Naples, Italy. Credit: ANSA
The Spanish NGO Proactiva ship 'Open Arms'
Proactiva Open Arms ngo operatives assist a migrant
 Credit: Open Arms
Visa for Schengen States