Our Recent Press Releases
SIMN Joins the Call to Respect the Right to Humanitarian Protection and Due Process of Migrants Expelled Under Title 42
New York, September 20, 2021 – The network of Scalabrinian entities, through the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), joins the call made by various civil society organizations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to the authorities of the United States and Mexico to put an end to the accelerated deportations of migrants who are at the border crossing between El Río, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. This process in which the right of migrants to know if they are legally eligible to receive the Refugee status or other international protection measures, as contemplated in national and international humanitarian protection frameworks, is violating the principle of no return or non-refoulement.
SMSN and SIMN Welcome the Adoption of the Action Plan for Fisheries and Human Rights by Taiwanese authorities
New York and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, September 8, 2021 – Stella Maris Scalabrinian Network (SMSN) and Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) welcome the timely adoption of the Action Plan for Fisheries and Human Rights by the Taiwan Fisheries Agency, on September 6th, 2021, which will benefit foreign crews employed in the Taiwan fishery fleet.
Due to mounting cases of severe violations of labor and human rights of foreign fishers who work for Taiwanese vessels and the work of public awareness on this phenomenon by the press and activists, including SSMN, Taiwanese authorities have decided to take action on this serious issue by adopting the Action Plan, which includes, among other things: Continue reading SMSN and SIMN Welcome the Adoption of the Action Plan for Fisheries and Human Rights by Taiwanese authorities