No to Hassockfield is part of a wide movement working for justice and fairness in our government’s treatment of people arriving on our shores. As part of that we have added our name to a new campaign launching on Tuesday, in the week that members of the House of Lords will be attempting to amend the Rwanda Bill. This is the opening statement of the press release.
“Razor-wire fences and naval blockades. Pushbacks on land and at sea. Physical punishment by border guards, militia forces and vigilante groups. Detention without trial and confinement to squalid camps. Criminalization of aid workers. Deportation deals with rights-abusing states.
These are just a few of the methods that European states are employing to obstruct and deter the arrival of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from other parts of the world. As a result, people who are on the move and hoping to find security in the region are subjected to many different forms of undignified, inhumane and illegal treatment.
Responding to this unacceptable situation, more than 75 NGOs and civil society organizations have joined forces to launch a campaign titled Stop the Inhumanity at Europe’s Borders!
The campaign will be launched at 11 a.m. GMT on Tuesday 30 January 2024 at Central Hall, Westminster, London, the venue of the first meeting of the UN General Assembly in 1946.”
You can atten d the launch in person or online. Full details of the campaign are here: https://www.against-inhumanity.org/campaigns/stop-the-inhumanity-at-europes-borders/