Don’T Be Mean, Don’T Be Hated, Human Rights Shouldn’T Be Violated
3.2% of the world’s population are international migrants. This figure includes refugees fleeing persecution or fear of persecution, persons displaced by environmental factors, and those who leave their country of origin to seek employment. The percentage has remained stable for years, yet the reasons for migration - voluntary or forced - have become increasingly complex and the countries of destination more diverse.
As a result of ever-increasing controls on migration, the vulnerability of migrant persons to violations of their human rights is exacerbated. While the United States continues to "protect" itself by an illusory wall, Europe strengthens controls at its external borders, with the help of Frontex, forcing exiles to take ever more dangerous routes which often lead to death, gradually transforming the Mediterranean sea into a vast cemetery. These policies prioritise economic and security interests over respect for human rights. Meanwhile, the responses provided by international institutions remain widely inadequate.
The protection of the rights of migrant persons is one of CERID’s priorities. Through the development of a network of members and partners in Romania as well as in countries of departure and transit, CERID aims to document violations of the human rights of migrant persons throughout their journeys and call on national authorities to adopt legal and political reforms.