Border Violence Monitoring Network
Working to end violence against people on the move.
Testimonies of Pushback
Violence at European Borders
The Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) is a horizontal self-organised network denouncing pushbacks, other human rights violations and broader forms of violence against people on the move at and within European borders. We act in solidarity with those affected by border violence irrespective of status, built on anti-fascist and anti-racist values, to challenge existing border regimes and propose viable alternatives. We monitor and document the situation on the ground by recentering lived experiences, and collect evidence to hold those responsible for violence and human rights violations to account. We believe in freedom of movement, the right to seek safety, and legal passages. Our aim is to end the violence and injustice deriving from the discriminatory European migration regime and the politics of criminalisation of people on the move. We envision accountable institutions which respect human rights and dignity whilst upholding the rule of law.
Who We Are
Risks and opportunities of technical standard setting processes for the protection of human rights of migrants in the context of pushbacks at external EU bordersUN SubmissionInput for the thematic report to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the relationship between human rights…
Pushback from Greece to Turkey: Visual AnalysisSpecial ReportThe following report analyzes drone footage published by the Turkish Ministry of Defence (TMD) showing what they claim to be…
Violence Reporter’s Guide to Identifying and Reporting Cases of TortureSpecial ReportSince the initial inclusion of the prohibition of torture, inhumane or degrading treatment and punishment in the Universal Declaration of…