PARIS: Press conference on the 'left to die boat' case

A press conference will be held at FIDH headquarters as survivors of the left to die boat file a complaint against the French/Spanish armies

In March 2011, 63 migrants died off the coast of Lybia. One year later, survivors of this tragedy filed a complaint against the French army for failing to assist a person in danger. The French Ministry filed their complaint away.

On June 18, survivors, GISTI, FIDH, LDH and Migreurop will file a complaint with civil party in France and in Spain, which will require the opening of a criminal investigation in both countries.


  • Patrick Baudouin, FIDH honorary president, lawyer at FIDH and LDH
  • Gonzalo Boye, Spanish lawyer, initiator of the file in Spain
  • Abu Kurke, plaintiff and survivor of the tragedy
  • Stéphane Maugendre, GISTI President, lawyer of the survivors, of GISTI and Migreurop
  • Karine Parrot, lawy professor, member of GISTI
  • Lorenzo Pezzani, researcher, co-author of the "Left to die boat" report, « Forensic Oceanography »
  • Père Mussie Zerai, Eritrean priest who had sheltered the survivors
Human Rights, FIDH, Refugees

About the venue

17 Passage de la Main d'Or, 75011 Paris

Created by FIDH Wednesday 12th June - 18:11

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