Action – Reaction – Effect… This is our hope for our commitment to the “Border Violence” project.
Since the spring of 2017, we have been trying to document as many cases of human rights violations at the EU’s external borders as possible. Interviews with victims of police violence, photos of the resulting injuries and audio recordings form the basis for 135 reports that we have published on a database since December 2017: www.borderviolence.eu
The response we hoped for: Highest possible press coverage and the attention of the (responsible) political actors.
The effect we hoped for: An end to the approved practice of protecting the EU’s external border against immigration with the means of human rights violations.
The publication of the database is now ten weeks back, so an opportunity for us to take a look back and see if reaction and effect have occurred as hoped.
To read the full article, please visit www.borderviolence.eu/action-reaction-effect.