It is of vital importance that rescuees are brought to a “Place of Safety”. However, SAR and the disembarkation of persons in distress at sea in the Mediterranean continue to be met with great reluctance by EU Member States and EU institutions. The study analysis to which extend third countries can be considered "safe" and NGO rescue vessels can be obliged to disembark rescued migrants and refugees in places which are unsafe.
The UN's Conference of the Parties (COP) is an annual global climate summit, during which action for climate policy is negotiated. The latest COP 25 takes place in Madrid, Spain under Chile’s presidency on December 2nd - 13th.