FIDH and LDH hold Brussels press conference today (26 November 2013) about the complaint against the Belgian army following death of 63 migrants in the Mediterranean

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Ligue des droits de l'Homme en Belgique (LDH) are holding a press conference at 11am on 26 November 2013 in the Maelbeek Room of the Résidence Palace, rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels. The conference concerns a complaint, to be lodged at the Brussels Tribunal of First Instance on 26 November, against the Belgian army by 3 survivors of a tragedy in April 2013 which claimed the life of 63 migrants in the Mediterranean sea (with the support of a coalition of NGOs). Speakers will explain why this tragedy could have been avoided and why the Belgium army bears criminal responsibility in this case. This event will also be an opportunity to present similar initiatives underway in France, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada and to assess European policies on migration. Speakers include Father Mussie Zerai, Chairman of Habeshia Agency, Katie Booth, FIDH Migrants' Rights Director Desk, Véronique van der Plancke, lawyer and vice-president of the Ligue des droits de l'Homme. Moderated by Samira Gazzaz, lawyer at the Brussels' Bar.

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