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Nationwide Activists Meeting in Refugee Cities in Germany
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The VOICE Refugee Forum – A Network of Refugee Community Initiatives in Germany

Break the Deportation DNA Chain: "Refugee Black Box – The irrepressible voice and power of the afflicted" - Beyond the Court rooms!

Human rights abuses and persecutions in Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jawaid: The violent role of religion, nepotism and state corruption

The violent role of religion, nepotism and state corruption: Human rights abuses and persecutions in Pakistan

Greetings and Solidarity from Refugee Political Community Germany to Refugee Protest March in Bavaria

English/French/Deutsch:
Sei realistisch, versuch das Unmögliche! Be realist, look for the impossible! Soyez réaliste, chercher l'impossible! Power to the people - Solidarity meeting from Hamburg by Refugee-Migrants Political community

French/English/Deutsch:
"Nous venons chez vous" - La communauté des réfugiés a besoin de vous!
„Wir kommen zu euch“ - Die Flüchtlings-Community braucht euch!
"We are are coming to you" - The refugee community needs you!
Review on Break Deportation Culture – Deportation is criminal and we fight to stop it!

Hamburg: "We are coming to you" – The refugee community needs you!

The Political MOVEMENT - Appeal to Refugee Communities for Solidarity Network in Germany and Europe
Please join us for a life decided by our quest for a free society, equality and human dignity.

No Refugee is Criminal - Deportation is Collective Crime and Corruption

In Solidarity with North African Deportees and Victims of Deportation from Germany.

Appeal for Refugee Community Network from: Konradsreuth – Bayern

Moneer and Nadja's Struggles and Solidirity with the refugee community in Thuringia: - Statements by Moneer Alkadri und Nadia Ghnim from Syria: Demand for official transfer to Jena and payment of social allowance by State of Thuringia and Flüchtlinge aus dem Camp-Streik untersuchen die Zustände in Suhl

Zu Moneers und Nadias Kämpfen und zur Solidarität mit der Flüchtlingscommunity in Thüringen:
- Statements von Moneer Al Kadri und Nadia Ghnim aus Syrien: Forderung nach offizieller Umverteilung nach Jena und nach Zahlung von Sozialleistungen durch den Staat Thüringen und zur Flüchtlinge aus dem Camp-Streik untersuchen die Zustände in Suhl

Miloud Lahmar Cherif von Beleidigungsvorwurf gegen rassistisch kontrollierende Bundespolizisten freigesprochen

Meine Stellungnahme zu den Anschuldigungen der Bundespolizei
- Miloud Lahmar Cherif, The VOICE Refugee Forum

My statement on the federal police's charges against me on racist control
- Miloud Lahmar Cherif

Petition gegen den Abschiebeterror an der Familie Arsič - Breitenworbis Flüchtlingslager in Thueringen

Erfurt Declaration of Radmila Anić concerning her menace in Serbia
Erfurt: Erklärung von Radmila Anić zu ihrer Bedrohung in Serbien

The VOICE Refugee Forum Germany:
The Refugee: Base on Our History 1994 to 2014
Call for a Coordinated Regional Community Assembly
Reward 2015: The refugee political resources in Germany

O-platz Berlin Bus Tour 2015

English German French
Refugee Manifestation For Freedom and Liberty in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, 16.04.2015
Stop Abuse! Legalize the so Called “tolerated refugees in Germany! Stop Destroying Refugees' Perspectives! With Guests Speakers from Schwäebish Gmünd

Civil Disobedience - Protest Tour Against Residenzplcht
Grassroots movement and resistance of refugee activists from Schwaebisch Gmuend against residenzpflicht imprisonment

Residenzpflicht bedeutet weiterhin Apartheid”
Weiter Protest gegen Erzwingungshaft für Flüchtlingsaktiviste
Ziviler Ungehorsam gegen Strafverfolgung bzgl Residenzpflicht
27.02.2015: Staement
02.03.2015: The VOICE Refugee Forum zur Flüchtlingsdemonstration gegen Residenzpflicht in Schwäbisch Gmünd
07.03.2015: Erklärung
English:
“Residenzpflicht still means Apartheid” - “Lager still means elimination”
25.02.2015: Staement
02.03.2015: The VOICE Refugee Forum on The Refugee Demonstration against Residenzpflicht in Schwaebisch Gmünd - Campaign for Freedom and liberty
07.03.2015: Declaration by Schwäbisch Gmünd Refugee Activists

Videos:
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Refugee Tour
Solidarity Call for Civil Disobedience from Refugee Initiative Schwäbisch Gmünd
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Breaking the isolation culture – We are isolated from the refugee communities!

Keep On - Close down Breitenworbis refugee isolation camp in Thüringen


Here is the .Radio report and Interview of Mbolo Yufanyi on the 20yrs. The VOICE Refugee Forum

Deportation is the Last Ring of Slavery Chain - Break the Culture of Deportaion, Isolation, Elimination.
Refugee Political Worshops and Media: 20years of Refugee Resistance in Anniversary of 20years.The VOICE Refugee Forum in Germany

20yrs.The VOICE Refugee Forum:
Faltblatt - Flyers in English / Deutsch / French / Arabic
The Call for Donation:
Everyone 20€ --- Dein Geburtstagsgeschenk für 20 Jahre The VOICE Refugee Forum


Review and invitation: Preparatory meetings on of The VOICE Refugee 20yrs. Anniversary in Jena

Deutsch:
Rückblick und Einladung: Die Vorbereitungstreffen zum 20. Jahrestag von The VOICE Refugee Forum in Jena
20. Jubiläum von The VOICE Refugee Forum - 20 Jahre Widerstand von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland

Brutal Police Murder in Germany
Oury Jalloh -Das War Mord / He Was Murdered in Police Cell 5 Dessau:
Innenansichten vor BGH Urteil - Statement Moctar Bah

Revisionsentscheidung des BGH im Fall Oury Jalloh vom 17.08.2014:
Conakry (Guinea): Visum für Bruder des toten Oury Jallohs trotz Einladung durch den BGH verweigert
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Text in Deutsch:
Pressemitteilung GBA zum Todesfall Oury Jalloh - Gegenvorstellung von Thomas Ndindah gegen den OStA beim BGH Dr. Matthias Krauß
Im Todesfall Oury Jalloh: Thomas Ndindah vs GBA am BGH - Bezug: Ihr Antwortschreiben vom 11. Februar 2014 – AZ 2 APR 308/13-5

Spread the Solidarity - United we speak out for freedom of movement
The VOICE Refugee Forum on Archives of our 10years Anniversary in October, 2004 in Berlin:
As we approach the 20th Anniversary of Refugee Resistance this year in October, we will be spreading the documented texts and impressions from our Archives on Residenzpflicht campaign and the struggles to speak out for freedom of movement

Deportation is Torture and Murder - Stop Police Brutality against Refugees and Activists: - PM The VOICE Refugee Forum - First anniversary of our protest inside and outside of the Nigerian Embassy in 2012

STOP COLONIAL INJUSTICE – STOP DESTROYING OUR COUNTRIES
STOP KILLING REFUGEES – ABOLISH FRONTEX:

FOR THE RIGHTS OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN GERMANY AND EUROPE

We stand together to reclaim the power of human dignity and solidarity against the state repression of refugees in Germany

Refugee Protest Actions - United Against Colonial Injustice

Mass murder in Lampedusa: Shame on EU! Refugee Protest in Rome, 10.October, 2013

The VOICE Refugee Forum - Guideline to Refugee Protest Strike in Eisenberg Reception Camp

Roma Initiative Thüringen: Report of Action Days July 25th – 27th in Jena and Eisenberg

Panel Roma ( Refugee Tribunal )

Streik der Flüchtlinge in der Thüringer Landesaufnahmestelle in Eisenberg für u.a. Flüchtlinge vom 30.07.2013.
VideoDoc: Erste Streik der Flüchtlinge in der LAST Eisenberg

25 - 27. 07 in Jena: ROMENGO DROM – The WAY OF ROMA PEOPLE
Demonstration in Jena - Stop the Deportation of Roma

Bad Mergentheim and Külsheim Refugees Protest in Stuttgart


Liberation Bus Tour in Bad Mergentheim - Refugee Strike in Stuttgart The VOICE Refugee Forum Network Video Channel

The Lager Watch Group on Eisenhüttenstadt - Stop Deportation Factory!

BREAK ISOLATION!
pdf: ABOLISH ALL LAGERS! - STOP DEPORTATION! Refugees of Eisenhüttenstadt!

LIBERATION BUS TOUR – FINALER AKTIONSTAG IN STUTTGART

08.6. Demo for Lampedusa in HH. District Office Hamburg-Mitte prevents the construction of tents with the help of police force

Bundesweite Kampagne und Netzwerk Bericht über Aktivitäten und Unterstützungsaufruf

Refugees gestoppt auf dem Weg zu Blockupy / Refugees stopped on their way to Blockupy.

Everywhere in these isolation-camps people lack their basic human rights - Break Isolation Strike Tour in Niedersachsen

"Lampedusa in Hamburg":
Bezirksamt Hamburg Mitte verhindert mit Polizeikräften Zeltaufbau für obdachlose Flüchtlinge

Video Refugee Testimony: More than 20 years in Isolation Camp Brandenburg - Germany

Miloud L. Cherif - Video Collection on Campaign for Civil disobedience against "Residenzpflicht" Refugee Movement Restriction
English: Take Urgent Action! FAX- Campaign against Residenzpflicht and political persecution of Miloud L. Cherif
Deutsch: Fax-Kampagne gegen Residenzpflicht und die politische Verfolgung von Miloud L. Cherif

Aktion am Hauptbahnhof Erfurt; 22.5. um 15 Uhr Residenzpflicht abschaffen – Rassistische Polizeikontrollen stoppen! Freiheit für Miloud L Cherif und alle anderen!

Video Collection of Refugee Testimony and Appeals from Liberation Bus

Break Isolation - Refugee Strike in Germany
26.April till 08.June 2013
New Videos and Reports on Refugee Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden Württemberg and Schwaben Bayern 26th of April till 8th of June in Stuttgart.

Niedersachsen Refugee Liberation Bus Tour (16 – 22 of May 2013) Break Isolation Refugee Strike

Aufruf zur öffentlichen Prozessbeobachtung im Asylverfahren von Salomon Wantchoucou

2nd Declaration and Call for serious conversations "Lampedusa in Hamburg"
„Lampedusa in Berlin, Hamburg and Bielefeld”

The Criminality of the European Authorities - Interview with Affo Tchassei
„Wir sind hier und gehen nicht zurück“
Protest im UNCHR Berlin
„We are here and we don’t go back!” - “Nous somme ici et nous ne retournerons pas!”

Break Isolation Strike in Refugee Lagers - camps

PRENZLAU: Protest against racist attacks of Refugees

Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden Württemberg and Schwaben Bayern
Schließt euch uns an und unterstützt die Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden-Württemberg und Bayern!

Join us to support the Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden-Württemberg and Bayern

Update News:
Polizei schikaniert die Refugees Liberation Bus Tour: Offene Protestnote an die Grün-Rote Landesregierung von Baden-Württemberg

Demonstration - Samstag, 18. Mai 2013, 16 Uhr, Willy Brandt-Platz:
für ein Ende rassistischer Polizeigewalt und gegen institutionellen Rassismus
In Erinnerung an Christy Schwundeck – Getötet durch die Polizei in Frankfurt/Main

OUR RIGHTS TO EXIST AS FREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CRIMINALIZED BEFORE OUR NAMES ARE KNOWN: WE WILL FIGHT BACK UNTIL WHEN WE TAKE BACK THE POWER OF SOLIDARITY TO BREAK OPEN THE PRISON GATES FOR THE VICTIMS OF RACIST PERSECUTION IN GERMANY.

Action in Thüringen

On the Move! “Break Isolation Strike”
Refugee liberation strike action in Heidenheim Baden Württemberg 29th April 2013
Refugee Demonstration and liberation Bus Tour 2013 Refugees Liberation Bus Tour Video reports by Crosspoint

"Enough is enough" - refugees in Wolfsburg raise their voice
Bericht vom Demonstration am 27.04.2013 in Wolfsburg Break Isolation Solidarity Act - “Genug ist genug”

Polizei kriminalisiert Treffen in Thüringer Flüchtlingsheimen und belagert das Grünowski

BREAK ISOLATION and Solidarity Act in Thueringen: Jena, Greiz, Gerstungen, Waltershausen und Erfurt

Unterstützt die Faxkampagne - Offener Brief der Frauen aus dem Isolationslager Breitenworbis

Thousands of balloons - World Wide Roma Day

Am 8. April war der internationale Tag der Roma, um für die Rechte der Roma zu kämpfen und auf die Situation der Roma aufmerksam zu machen! - Gegen die Ausgrenzung und Isolation von Flüchtlingen in Lagern - Solidarität mit der "Break Isolation" Bewegung!

Pressemitteilung von Miloud Lahmar Cherif zur Situation seiner Familie in Deutschland

Break Isolation Conference and Solidarity Act 2013
*April 2013 in 7 Regionen Deutschlands – Göttingen 08-09.04., Essen - NRW 09.04., Berlin and Prenzlau 08-13.04., Frankfurt 10-11.04. (Kundgebung im Containerlager Oberursel 11.04.), Hamburg 13.04., Bielefeld 16.04., Trier 20.40 Jena / Thueringen , 22-26.04.

English:
We are at a crucial turning point to make refugee isolation lager HISTORY in Germany.

Break Isolation Conference and Solidarity Act 2013 - Input by The VOICE Refugee Forum

Deutsch:
Break Isolation Conference und Solidarity Act 2013 - Input von The VOICE Refugee Forum

Thousands of balloons - 8. April 2013 for World Wide Roma Movement
Gegen die Ausgrenzung und Isolation von Flüchtlingen in Lagern - Solidarität mit der "Break Isolation" Bewegung!

Refugee Workshop in Berlin Protestcamp

Choucha Camp Refugee Protest in Tunisia - Sit-in migrants de Choucha Tunis - Break the isolation! Solidarity with Fighting Refugees Camp in Choucha / Tunisia

Interviews in English and French:

Break Isolation of Refugees - Karawane Festival Speech by Osaren in Jena: Chant down the babylon Germany

We are protesting to close down all Refugee Isolation Lagers in Thueringen:
Refugee lager Camp Protest
Join the ongoing Campaign to Close down:
Isolationslager Breitenworbis
Greiz
Gerstungen isolation
Successfully Closed down refugee lagers in recent years
2012 Isolationslager Zella Mehlis
2011 Ghetto Sömmerda/Gangloffsömmern
2010 Isolationslager Katzhütte!
2009 Isolationslager Gehlberg
2009 Ghetto: Flüchtlingsunterkunft in Apolda - Stobraer straße in Thüringen
2007 Flüchtlingsheims Freienbessingen

Sachsen-Anhalt
Campaign to Close down:
Isolationslager Bitterfeld
Flüchtlingsisolationsheim Marke
Vockerode
Successfully Closed down refugee lager in Sachsen-Anhalt
2012 Isolationslager Möhlau

2011 Ein Überblick: Isolation der Flüchtlingslager in der Nachbarschaft zu brechen - Die Agenda von The VOICE Refugee Forum
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2003 Stop all deportations! Close all detention and deportation centers for refugees and migrants!

Asylbewerber Asylbewerber
Abschiebung Abschiebung
Residenzpflicht Residenzpflicht
Frontex Frontex
Refugee Embassy Refugee Embassy
Colonial Injustice Colonial Injustice
Police Brutality Police Brutality
Isolationslager Isolationslager
BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge

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Dossier zu den Morden an Sakine, Fidan und Leyla Morde an den kurdischen Frauenrechtsaktivistinnen Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan und Leyla Şaylemez, die sich am 9. Januar 2013 im Zentrum von Paris ereigneten

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: Abschiebung und Pressekonferenz - Refugee Camp Vienna
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Vienna Austria
Berlin Germany

Break Isolation Berlin – Statement of the Refugee Protest Camp at Oranienplatz Berlin
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New Videos Refugee Protest camps: Solidarity from Vienna and Berlin
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Video: Police Vandalism in Wien - Refugee Protest Camp evicted! Polizeiliche Räumung des Refugee Protest Camp in Wien
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Reboot FM about the : Refugee Tribunal in Berlin (June 13-16.2013)

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Eng,Duetsch) UNHCR: Free choice of residence for refugees: Published on: Friday, 10th of August 2007

Summary of the legal situation of Mister Gaston Ebua

and of the state of his process concerning his restriction of residence (“Wohnsitzauflage”) to the city of Darmstadt, 16th of July 2007
- At this moment there are proceedings against the refusal of Mister Ebua’s request to extend his right of residence, as well as a request for temporary legal protection in the same case and a proceeding (“Untätigkeitsklage”) concerning the protest against the restriction of residence enacted by the department of aliens.
At the same time, Mister Ebua has addressed the UNHCR in Berlin. Since Mister Ebua has been recognized as a refugee, the UNHCR is responsible for him. The UNHCR has contacted the alien department, yet there has not been an answer until now.
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/565

UNHCR: Free choice of residence for refugees
Published on: Friday, 10th of August 2007

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) criticizes the fact that German authorities do not allow recognized citizens and people who are not being deported for humanitarian reasons (so called “subsidiär schutzberechtigte Personen”) a free choice of their place of residence as long as they are granted public welfare. This practice, the UNHCR stated, “contradicts international and European law”.

In its statement today the UN organization stresses that these conditions imposed on refugees contravene the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (GCR) as well as other human rights conventions like the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the laws of the EU. These laws grant refugees a freedom of movement. According to the Geneva Refugee Convention this freedom of movement could only be restricted if the same rule would apply to all foreigners in Germany who have a similar status which is not the case now. Furthermore, according to the ECHR such restrictions are only admissible under specific conditions e.g. to protect public order, to fight crime or for reasons of health protection.

The background of this statement is a practice that is common in many German provinces: Recognized refugees and people protected from being deported are only being allowed to take residence in the province, region or administrative district in which they received their residence permit. Sometimes this right is even restricted to a specific municipality.
To justify this practice, authorities explain that they are trying to hinder an uncontrolled migration of foreign welfare recipients which would cause shifting costs in the provinces and municipalities.

The new UNHCR-expertise states that this is not a reason that justifies to apply the exceptional rules according to the ECHR. According to the European Court of Human Rights, freedom of movement can only be restricted on the base of so called “urgent social needs”. Furthermore these measures must be under restriction of commensurability.

According to the UNHCR, this means to consider how strongly the restriction of residence intervenes into the lives of people concerned with these measures. Only in exceptional cases a lifelong restriction of residence is acceptable. Furthermore, the smaller the area to which the right of residence is being restricted, the stronger the intervention into people’s freedom. It has consequences on the chance to get a job as well as on family and social aspects e.g. if people who are sick or traumatized are not being allowed to live close to family members or fellow countrymen.
Furthermore, the UNHCR doubts that these restrictions actually hinder the shifting of costs at least in a relevant degree since the local responsibility of welfare partly depends on the actual residence of the person granted welfare. Furthermore, these costs are being mainly paid by the state not by provinces or municipalities as a consequence of the Hartz IV reform.

Finally it should be considered that the so called “Finanzausgleich” between the provinces as well as the “Bund-Länder-Ausgleich” between the state and its provinces serve to compensate the remaining costs for the municipalities. As a consequence, the UNHCR statement resumes, the restrictions of the freedom of movement and its purpose are out of proportion.

Deutsch:

-UNHCR: Freie Wahl des Wohnsitzes für Flüchtlinge
Veröffentlicht am: Freitag, 10. August 2007
-Interview mit Gaston Ebua zur Wohnsitzauflage
Radio Dreyeckland, Freiburg 102,3 MHz 17.07.2007

Zusammenfassung des aufenthaltsrechtlichen Situation von Herrn Gaston Ebua und dem Stand des Verfahrens bezüglich seine Wohnsitzauflage für die Stadt Darmstadt, 16.07.2007
„Zugleich hat sich Herr Ebua an den UNHCR in Berlin gewandt. Alt anerkannter Flüchtling ist der UNHCR für Herrn Ebua zuständig. Der UNHCR hat sich in der Angelegenheit von Herrn Ebua an die Ausländerbehörde gewandt, eine Antwort ist noch eingetroffen.“ ..... Antonia v.d. Behrens Rechtsanwältin, Berlin http://thevoiceforum.org/node/554

UNHCR: Freie Wahl des Wohnsitzes für Flüchtlinge
Veröffentlicht am: Freitag, 10. August 2007

Das UN-Flüchtlingskommissariat (UNHCR) kritisiert die Praxis deutscher Behörden, anerkannten Flüchtlingen und Personen, die aus menschen-rechtlichen Gründen vor Abschiebung geschützt werden (sog. subsidiär schutzberechtigte Personen), keine freie Wahl des Wohnsitzes zu ermöglichen, wenn sie öffentliche Sozialleistungen beziehen. Diese Maßnahme sei "unvereinbar mit dem Völker- und Europarecht". http://www.thevoiceforum.org/node/553
http://www.unhcr.de/aktuell/einzelansicht/article/31/unhcr-fordert-freie-wahl-des-wohnsitzes-fuer-fluechtlinge.html

Interview mit Gaston Ebua zur Wohnsitzauflage
Radio Dreyeckland, Freiburg 102,3 MHz 17.07.2007
Interview mit Gaston Ebua, der in Berlin lebt und eine Wohnsitzauflage für Darmstadt hat. Die Berliner Ausländerbehörde weigert sich seit Jahren, ein Gerichtsurteil aus Darmstadt anzuerkennen, das ihm erlaubt, in Berlin zu wohnen. Mittlerweile haben seine Papiere die Gültigkeit verloren... Gaston Ebua, anerkannter Flüchtling aus Kamerun spricht über seine Situation und die Forderungen der Gruppe The VOICE Africa and Refugee Forum.
RADIO Radio Dreyeckland, Freiburg http://www.freie-radios.net/portal/content.php?id=18084
RADIO Radio Dreyeckland, Freiburg
Information in English and Deutsch:
+ On Gaston court process and protest
English:
-German state and the Border Police monitor and control Gaston Ebua’s movement
http://www.thevoiceforum.org/gaston-border
-Gaston's Legal Battle from London against German Authorities on Residential Restriction on UN Travel Document: http://www.thevoiceforum.org/gaston-damlon
German: - Gaston’s Rechtstreit.. / Gaston vs City of Darmstadt
http://www.thevoiceforum.org/gaston-Rechtstreit

Police Brutalilty and Racist Controls
Court acquits Gaston Ebua in Potsdam.
Dubious court process against Gaston Ebua in Potsdam 16.01.2007 http://thevoiceforum.org/gaston-potsdam18.01.2007
Freispruch für Gaston
Fragwürdiger Prozeß am Amtsgericht Potsdam gegen Gaston Ebua am 16.01.2007 http://thevoiceforum.org/gaston_potsdamn2007
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Summary of the legal situation of Mister Gaston Ebua and of the state of his process concerning his restriction of residence (“Wohnsitzauflage”) to the city of Darmstadt, 16th of July 2007

In 2000, the „Bundesamt für die Anerkennung ausländischer Flüchtlinge“ has recognized Mister Ebua as a refugee according to § 51 Abs. 1 AuslG. He was at first given the right of residence restricted to Jena; this restriction of residence was cancelled later.
Mister Ebua then moved to Darmstadt. When his right of residence was extended on the 14th of August 2002, his residence was restricted to Darmstadt because Mister Ebua received welfare aid.
Mister Ebua protested against this restriction of residence. When this did not have any consequences he instituted proceedings. Since the restriction of residence was not ordered to be immediately proceeded, this action had a dilatory effect. For this reason, Mister Ebua moved to Berlin in 2003 where he applied for welfare aid which was granted. During this stay in Berlin and during these proceedings, his right of residence expired and was extended for two years by the aliens department in Berlin on the 12th of August 2004. The files document that this was not administrative assistance for the city of Darmstadt, the aliens department of Berlin decided due to its own responsibility.
When extending Mister Ebua’s right of residence, the aliens department of Berlin once again restricted his right of residence to the city of Darmstadt; Mister Ebua protested against this new restriction of residence dating from the 12th of August 2004. There has not been any decision concerning this protest yet. For this reason Mister Ebua instituted proceedings (“Untätigkeitsklage”) at the administration court in Berlin.
Some time later the aliens department of Berlin gave Mister Ebua the permission to leave the federal territory of Germany for more than six months to do studies in London.
Although the aliens department of Berlin had extended Mister Ebua’s right of residence, this extension was not registered in the AZR (“Ausländerzentralregister”) – regardless of a number of requests. As a consequence, Mister Ebua was arrested twice at the airport Berlin Schönefeld (on May 31st 2005 and on October 10th 2005) because the extension of his right of residence was not listed in the AZR. After a number of formal complaints, the extension was registered in the AZR as late as spring 2006.
During Mister Ebua’s stay in London the oral hearings of his proceedings in Darmstadt concerning the legality of the restriction of residence enacted by the city of Darmstadt took place. As in letters before, the judge stated that in his understanding these proceedings were no longer necessary since Berlin had extended Mister Ebua’s right of residence in its own responsibility and had granted him welfare aid so that it now was responsible. The restriction of residence enacted by the aliens department of Berlin, he stated, probably was unlawful, in any case it could not be part of the proceedings concerning the prior restriction of residence.
Thus, during the hearing on March 1st 2005 Mister Ebua and the aliens department of Darmstadt both declared the proceedings to be finished and Mister Ebua changed his action into a “Fortsetzungsfeststellklage”.
In its decision on March 15th 2005, the administration court in Darmstadt stated that the proceedings concerning the restriction of residence were finished so that the “Fortsetzungsfeststellklage” was admissible but causeless since the restriction of residence had been lawful.
Mister Ebua appealed against this judgement at the VGH Kassel, but this appeal was rejected on August 17th 2006. As a consequence of this, the decision made by the administration court in Darmstadt was declared lawful. Mister Ebua then made a constitutional complaint against the decision made by the VGH Kassel. There has not been any decision about this complaint yet.
During the proceedings concerning Mister Ebua’s appeal the aliens department of Darmstadt still claimed that the earlier restriction of residence was no longer effective, and that it was Berlin that was responsible. The aliens department in Berlin did not make any precise statement about this responsibility. In proceedings concerning the question of responsibility opened by Mister Ebua on March 9th 2006, the aliens department of Berlin took up the position that the aliens department of Darmstadt was responsible for Mister Ebua. The aliens department of Berlin argued that it was lawful for Mister Ebua to move to Berlin during the dilatory effect of his proceedings against the restriction of residence but that now that these proceedings were effectively finished Darmstadt was once again responsible since the restriction of residence was not void. The restriction of residence was effective, it argued, as long as it was not explicitly voided due to § 44 Abs. 66 AuslG. (or respective rules in the AufenthG). Since the restriction of residence was not void the declaration of the proceedings being finished (“Erledigterklärung”) was a “mistake” which did not have any effect on the fact that the restriction of residence was still effective for Mister Ebua. The city of Darmstadt decided to share this view on June 14th 2006 although it held the opposite view as well during the proceedings at the administration court in Darmstadt as at the VGH Kassel.
Before the end of his right of residence in August 2006, Mister Ebua requested an extension of his right of residence at the aliens department of Berlin. The aliens department declared that it would not extend his right of residence since it was not responsible. Thus, Mister Ebua demanded temporary legal protection at the administration court in Berlin for a “Fiktionsbescheinigung” as well as the extension of his right of residence since he wanted to continue his studies in London and hat to apply again at the university until September. The earlier restriction of residence enacted by the city of Darmstadt was void, he argued, so that consequently there could be no responsibility on the side of the city of Darmstadt. So the responsibility would be in Berlin, where Mister Ebua permanently resided. In any case, the restriction of residence was explicitly or consequently void by a representative of the aliens department of Darmstadt so that it was unlawful that the aliens department of Darmstadt at first called the proceedings finished and then changed its opinion one year later to claim the opposite. Finally, Mister Ebua argued that even if the earlier restriction of residence was still effective for him the department of aliens in Berlin was still responsible for his case since it hat permanently granted him welfare aid since 2003 and because he had centred his life and work in Berlin. It was not reasonable, he argued, to make him give up this centre; his factual attachment to Berlin was stronger than the attachment to Darmstadt as set by the restriction of residence.
Finally, Mister Ebua tried to reach a settlement with the aliens department of Berlin offering that he would try to have his friends support him so that he would no longer depend on welfare aid so that the argument brought up by the aliens department of Berlin that his depending on welfare would be an obstacle in voiding the restriction of residence was invalidated. Nevertheless this proposition was refused by the aliens department which thus demonstrated that it was not only concerned about Mister Ebua’s welfare aid.
There was no decision about Mister Ebua’s temporary legal protection before the date when he had to personally reapply at the university in London. After that, the administrative court more or less overtly proposed that the aliens department should reject an extension of Mister Ebua’s right of residence so that the “Fiktionswirkung” of his request would also be void. Mister Ebua then demanded to recuse the judge which was rejected. As proposed by the administration court, the aliens department of Berlin rejected Mister Ebua’s request claiming not to be responsible. As a consequence, its “Fiktionswirkung” was void. At the same time the aliens department pointed out to Mister Ebua that it was illegal for him to stay in federal territory without the right of residence (“Aufenthaltstitel”). Mister Ebua argued that this was only illegal if he was explicitly obliged to leave which he was not because of his being recognized as a refugee. There was no answer to this legal protest.
Mister Ebua then instituted proceedings against the fact that the extension of his right of residence had been rejected.
The request of temporary legal protection was rejected for formal reasons. Mister Ebua was only granted a “Fiktionsbescheinigung” for the time the aliens department had not yet decided about his request to extend his right of residence. There was a new request for temporary legal protection but the administration court has not yet decided about it.
Parallel to the proceedings in Berlin, Mister Ebua opened a “Feststellungsklage” at the administration court in Darmstadt and requested temporary legal protection to assert that the city of Darmstadt was not responsible for Mister Ebua. As at the administration court in Berlin, he argued that the restriction of residence was void and that in any case it had been explicitly or consequently void by the aliens department of Darmstadt. Furthermore, Mister Ebua explained that he was in need of legal protection since the city of Darmstadt had explicitly demanded that he should move to Darmstadt again. Temporary legal protection was refused because of an alleged lack of necessity of legal protection (“Rechtsschutzbedürfnis”); a complaint at the VGH Kassel did not stop this refusal.
Since 2003 Mister Ebua has constantly been granted welfare aid or ALG II in Berlin. Berlin has been listed as the responsible administration in the AZR since 2006, and this entry has not been changed until now.
At this moment there are proceedings against the refusal of Mister Ebua’s request to extend his right of residence, as well as a request for temporary legal protection in the same case and a proceeding (“Untätigkeitsklage”) concerning the protest against the restriction of residence enacted by the department of aliens.
At the same time, Mister Ebua has addressed the UNHCR in Berlin. Since Mister Ebua has been recognized as a refugee, the UNHCR is responsible for him. The UNHCR has contacted the alien department, yet there has not been an answer until now.

Antonia v.d. Behrens
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