international law

A civilian search and rescue team from the ship Ocean Viking helps a group of migrants off the island of Lampedusa, between the Italian and Maltese SAR zones | Photo: SOS Mediterranée
The trial got underway in April 2020 and is seen as a world first | Photo: Thomas Frey/dpa/picture-alliance
The three men say that in hindsight, they regret coming to Europe | Photo: Jelka Kretzschmar/Free Elhiblu3 Campaign
From file: Migrants on board the Armed Forces of Malta vessel P22, rescued at sea by Italian coastguard vessels just outside Maltese waters, arriving at a maritime base at Hay Wharf, in Floriana, Malta | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/DOMENIC AQUILINA
Hungarian authorities patrol the border fence erected to stop migrants from entering the country from Serbia, November 18, 2020 | Photo: EPA/Tibor Rosta
The EU wants 13 countries to show more willingness to cooperate over the readmission of rejected asylum seekers | Photo: Picture-alliance/E. Gubisch
Frontex is facing numerous allegations of having violated human rights | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/C.Charisius
An operation to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean | Photo: Twitter SOS MEDITERRANEE ITA
An German officer working for the European border patrol agency Frontex | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Christian Charisius
Frontex logo on an agent's arm | Photo: DW/E. Elezi
Courts across Germany have issued decisions in thousands of cases | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/F.Gentsch
Deportations from Germany only take place to safe countries of origin | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M.Kappeler