ASF in Euro-Mediterranean region

Location: Tunis Equipe: Giorgia Linardi, Antonio Manganella, Arnaud Dandoy, Charlotte Midouni and Clara Cavaglieri. General contact: Antonio Manganella (amanganella@asf.be)

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May 23, 2024

The pact for equality: Engaging members of the European Parliament on anti-racism and anti-discrimination

Avocats Sans Frontières, European Alternatives and a consortium of civil society and university partners are coming together to promote equality and to fight discrimination affecting specifically migrant communities in Europe. The consortium aims to give a platform to racialized individuals and groups as well as people with a migrant background during this crucial election year and over the coming years.

Decolonisation | Economic, social and cultural rights | Migration | Belgium | Euro-Mediterranean region | Morocco | Tunisia

September 22, 2023

ExPEERience Talk #11 – Decriminalising poverty, status and activism: a global emergency, an international campaign

This 11th ExPEERience Talk will be devoted to the Campaign for the Decriminalisation of Poverty, Status and Activism. Several of its members will present its history and how it operates. They will discuss the challenges encountered and the opportunities presented by the networking of a multiplicity of actors to tackle a global and systemic issue of such magnitude.

Communities of practice | Decolonisation | Detention | Economic, social and cultural rights | Freedom of expression | Human rights defenders | Justice ExPEERience | Security and freedom | Women’s rights | Belgium | Central African Republic (the) | Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) | Euro-Mediterranean region | Morocco | Niger (the) | Tunisia

September 14, 2023

The campaign to decriminalise poverty, activism and status

The Campaign for the Decriminalisation of Poverty, Status and Activism, launched in Africa, South Asia, North America and the Caribbean, is led by a coalition of civil society organisations calling for the revision and repeal of laws that target people because of their status (social, political or economic) or their activism. In many countries, criminal procedure, penal codes and policing policies continue to reflect a colonial legacy. Offences dating from the colonial era, such as vagrancy, begging or disorderly conduct, are commonly used against people already in a vulnerable or marginalised situationt (homeless people, people with disabilities, drug users, LGBTIQ+ people, sex workers, migrants, etc.), with the sole aim of criminalising what they represent in society rather than the offences they have committed.

Decolonisation | Economic, social and cultural rights | Freedom of expression | Human rights defenders | Migration | Security and freedom | Belgium | Central African Republic (the) | Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) | Euro-Mediterranean region | Morocco | Niger (the) | Tunisia

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