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Lawyers Pinpoint EU Migrant Policy As Crime Against Humanity

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More than 40,000 people have been intercepted in the Mediterranean and taken to detention camps and torture houses under a European migration policy that is responsible for crimes against humanity, according to a legal document asking the International Criminal Court to take the case Monday. The request filed with the ICC alleges that European Union officials are knowingly responsible for deaths of migrants at land and sea, and their widespread rape and torture at the hands of a Libyan coast guard funded and trained at the expense of European taxpayers. It names no EU official but cites an ongoing ICC investigation into the fate of migrants in Libya.The legal document cites public EU documents, statements from the French president, the German chancellor and other top officials from the bloc. “We leave it to the prosecutor, if he dares, if she dares, to go into the structures of power and to investigate at the heart of Brussels, of Paris, of Berlin and Rome and to see by searching in the archives of the meetings of the negotiations who was really behind the scenes trying to push for these policies that triggered the death of more than 14,000 people,” said Juan Branco, a lawyer who co-wrote the report and shared it with The Associated Press.The ICC is a court of last resort that handles cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide when other countries are unwilling or unable to prosecute. It is up to the prosecutor, who receives many such requests, to decide whether to investigate and ultimately bring a case.
 

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What about human trafficking business on migration and those migrants who die at the sea? 

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In related news, migrants are committing crimes against the EU by illegally crossing boarders... so, it's not one way street..

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3 minutes ago, pinto said:

In related news, migrants are committing crimes against the EU by illegally crossing boarders... so, it's not one way street..

No one has decided to come because they had a good life there. Mostly, they are refugees and of course it's hard to expect how the process of assimilation can be done fast.

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Eternal topic last few years - the EU is deeply divided because of it... Very often many of us forget that everyone has a chance for better life. No doubt-  they must respect the rules. No big deal.

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