The urgent protection of people rescued at sea prevail over disputes between states

The urgent protection of people rescued at sea prevail over disputes between states
The urgent protection of people rescued at sea prevail over disputes between states
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AgenPress. The National Guarantor, in the urgent need to safeguard the physical and mental safety of people rescued at sea by some ships flying the Norwegian and German flag, firmly reaffirms the need for the fundamental rights of individuals to prevail over disputes between States.

As in the past and what one’s duty as National mechanism for the prevention of inhuman or degrading treatment by virtue of a UN treaty ratified by Italy, it reminds all the parties involved of the risks that a failure to disembark quickly in a safe harbor entails, not only for people’s health but also in terms of international responsibility. On board the waiting ships there are hundreds of unaccompanied minors and vulnerable people tried by a long and troubled stay at sea. A situation that must end.

If, according to international treaties, the flag States of the ships awaiting disembarkation do not have an obligation to coordinate rescue operations, it is true that the general unwillingness of the Member States to participate in the redistribution of rescued people is surprising. the saving phase is finished. Once again the spirit that is at the basis of the founding values ​​of the European Union is lacking.

The National Guarantor reaffirms its censorship of any attempt to read primarily with the lens of political opposition the issue of the protection of human rights, transforming people, including the most vulnerable, into tools to affirm their own vision of reality, even if abstractly legitimate. .

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