international law

About a third of all forcibly displaced people around the world are refugees who have had to cross national borders | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/D. Bandic
The shipmaster is obliged to offer assistance to persons in distress at sea | Photo: picture alliance/SOS
Search and rescue mission on the Aquarius in January 2018 | Credit: Picture-alliance/L.Schmid
Migrants stopped by Libyan authorities in Zawiya, northwestern Libya | Credit: ANSA/ZUHAIR ABUSREWIL
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