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Legal dispute continues in Italy after landing of migrants

Legal dispute continues in Italy after landing of migrants

Rome, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) A migration legal dispute continues in Italy after the landing of the 211 people who remained on board the humanitarian ship Geo Barents and 35 on the Humanity 1 in the Sicilian port of Catania, a legal representative said on Wednesday.

Riccardo Campochiaro, the attorney for the German organization SOS Humanity, said on Wednesday in statements published on the website of the television station Sky TG24 that he is evaluating the migration dispute before the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) of the Lazio region.

Campochiaro explained that the appeal filed against the Italian Government before a civil court in Catania will be withdrawn, but he is assessing to continue the lawsuit before the TAR, now against a ministerial decree that establishes selective criteria to authorize the landing of migrants.

The appeal initially challenged the order given to the captain of the Humanity 1, Joachim Ebeling, to set sail with 35 people remaining on board that ship, but it was rendered ineffective after the permission to land in the port, after strong internal and external pressure, including from the European Union, the source pointed out.

‘We did everything for them so that they could go down and request asylum as is their right.”

We also asked for the cancellation of the decree by the Italian Government because it is unfair and illegal.

All people in emergency at sea must be rescued and received,’ SOS Humanity’s head of operations, Till Rummenhohl, said.


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