Stop the government turning away small boats of migrants

BARAC UK and Nation of Islam European HQ started a petition to PM Boris Johnson , UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights

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We have started this petition in opposition to the UK government's policy to turn away small boats of refugees and migrants arriving by sea and the training of Border Force staff to carry out their 'turnaround' policy.


Abuse of Human Rights


We believe that this is an abuse of human rights and it is essential that we challenge it collectively. 

When people are risking their lives and those  of their children to travel across seas in life threatening conditions, where the chances of success are known to be remote,  we must consider the push factors which are causing them to make such a decision. Nobody embarks on such a perilous journey unless they believe what they are fleeing is worse than what they are to face. 75% of those crossing the Channel on small boats are children.

Breach of International Laws


Turning people away from British seas to face an almost certain death and the nullifying of International Maritime law to save those in need at sea Under the 1982 United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea.

This policy also contravenes International law under the Geneva Convention on the right to seek asylum. Each State must also refrain from actions that would endanger asylum seekers. 

This is a concern for  the whole International community, as it would leave every single one of us unprotected and vulnerable. 


Please support our campaign by signing our petition  today. 


We are a global community and whatever crises affects one country can impact on all of us and Sat negative precedents. We  should not turn our back on any  humanitarian crisis and we ask you to join us in opposing  this inhumane policy and calling on the government to abide by International  and human rights laws. Safeguarding human lives at sea must  take priority over  any other considerations of nationality and migration policies. 

We call on the UK government  to cease their plans to turn away boats and we call on the UN to intervene urgently on the breaches to International human rights .

Please sign this petition  to support these actions and to voice your disapproval for the sentencing of human beings to death, through negligence and a lack of human compassion.



Nation of Islam European Regional Headquarters

Black Activist Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) UK

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Displacement because of climate change, persecution, conflict and / or poverty could impact on any of us at any time. We cannot let the human rights of already extremely vulnerable be breached in this way and we cannot stand by and allow people to be sent to their death in perilous seas.
BARAC UK and Nation of Islam European HQ
BARAC UK and Nation of Islam European HQ

Home Secretary vows to involve military in turning away refugee boats

Dear Supporter 


Thank you for signing our petition. Your support  is greatly appreciated. 


At the Tory Party conference  this week, the Home Secretary,  Priti Patel stated that she planned to involve the military in turning away small boats. 

She also stated:

“For the first time, how somebody arrives in the United Kingdom will impact how their asylum claim is processed,” the minister told delegates. “Our new laws will speed up the removal of those with no legal right to be in our country.”


This is of grave concern, how somebody arrives should have no bearing on their application  for asylum. We must not forget that nobody enters perilous seas unless what they left behind is far worse than what lies ahead.

But it also contravenes human rights law and the UN Refugee Conventionto which the UK is a signatory,  which makes clear that penalties must not be imposed on refugees or asylum seekers according to how they arrive in a country.

We need your help in opposing this inhumane response to the most vulnerable people who may have literally fled for  and risked their lives to get to safety, only to be pushed literally into danger again.

Please can you share our petition with your family and friends so we can spread awareness and build a campaign  opposing this policy.

Many thanks and kind regards 

Zita

Zita Holbourne 
National Chair BARAC UK 



BARAC UK and Nation of Islam European HQ
BARAC UK and Nation of Islam European HQ

Home Secretary vows to involve military in turning away refugee boats

Dear Supporter 


Thank you for signing our petition. Your support  is greatly appreciated. 


At the Tory Party conference  this week, the Home Secretary,  Priti Patel stated that she planned to involve the military in turning away small boats. 

She also stated:

“For the first time, how somebody arrives in the United Kingdom will impact how their asylum claim is processed,” the minister told delegates. “Our new laws will speed up the removal of those with no legal right to be in our country.”


This is of grave concern, how somebody arrives should have no bearing on their application  for asylum. We must not forget that nobody enters perilous seas unless what they left behind is far worse than what lies ahead.

But it also contravenes human rights law and the UN Refugee Conventionto which the UK is a signatory,  which makes clear that penalties must not be imposed on refugees or asylum seekers according to how they arrive in a country.

We need your help in opposing this inhumane response to the most vulnerable people who may have literally fled for  and risked their lives to get to safety, only to be pushed literally into danger again.

Please can you share our petition with your family and friends so we can spread awareness and build a campaign  opposing this policy.

Many thanks and kind regards 

Zita

Zita Holbourne 
National Chair BARAC UK 


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“An absolute disgrace and horrific that those who have already made perilous journeys trying to get to safety would be sent back out to sea to their death.”
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“We all have a duty to examine and assess the claim of any fellow human seeking asylum. Turning away desperate people is both inhumane and a dereliction of the UK government’s obligations under international law and their duty to treat fellow global citizens with care and respect.”
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“It is disgusting that the government are contemplating this, against international law and against humanity. But they are vile. The Labour Party should be raising this as a motion at conference, but I don't hold my breath. Thanks for starting this petition!”