The are created for the article Broken Articles (ísl. Brotnar greinar), by Sara Mansour.
„Ever since the human rights of people were redefined by international organizations following the Second World War, refugees and applicants for international protection have been one of the most vulnerable groups in society, because they do not have the same claim to said human rights as citizens. With the increasing flow of refugees into Europe, the receiving countries have tried desperately to reduce, or in the case of the Icelanders, stop, the flow with methods that seem to be characterized by ever-increasing brutality. Instead of attacking the root of the problem through international peace efforts, or welcoming people to the ungratefulness of their threats, the laws and regulations of European countries go further and further in reducing rights.
Now we are rapidly approaching the stage when we have to ask ourselves what constitutes basic human rights, which everyone enjoys regardless of whether or where they have citizenship, and whether we are going to create a group of people who simply do not enjoy them. A group of people who will be deprived of freedom, dignity and life. A group of people who cannot claim shelter, protection and due process. A group of people who are not allowed to work, stay or protest. A group of people who don't even get to have a family."
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Half of the price of these works goes to Solaris - Aid organization for asylum seekers and refugees in Iceland.
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