Europe’s human rights court has denied a request by the German humanitarian group Sea Watch to disembark 47 migrants stuck on a rescue ship off Sicily.

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, however requested in its decision Tuesday that Italy “take all necessary measures as soon as possible” to provide the migrants with adequate medical care, food, water and basic supplies. And it said the 15 unaccompanied minors on the boat should receive legal guardianship.

In the latest standoff, Italy’s hard-line interior Minister Matteo Salvini has refused to allow the migrants rescued on Jan. 19 off the coast of Libya to disembark until other European nations agree to accept them.

Salvini faces possible charges for failing to allow 177 migrants to disembark at a port in Catania last August.

Migrants wait aboard the German humanitarian group's rescue boat Sea Watch 3, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
Migrants wait aboard the German humanitarian group’s rescue boat Sea Watch 3, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
Water is unloaded from a coastguard boat to the German humanitarian group's rescue boat Sea Watch 3, as food and blankets for the cold were delivered, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
Water is unloaded from a coastguard boat to the German humanitarian group’s rescue boat Sea Watch 3, as food and blankets for the cold were delivered, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
Migrants wait aboard the German humanitarian group's rescue boat Sea Watch 3, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
Migrants wait aboard the German humanitarian group’s rescue boat Sea Watch 3, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
A coastguard boat approaches the German humanitarian group's rescue boat Sea Watch 3, to deliver food and blankets for the cold, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
A coastguard boat approaches the German humanitarian group’s rescue boat Sea Watch 3, to deliver food and blankets for the cold, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
An Italian Coast Guard patroller flanks the Sea-Watch rescue ship off the Sicilian coast where it found shelter, about one nautical mile from Siracusa, from gale winds sweeping the Sicilian Channel, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
An Italian Coast Guard patroller flanks the Sea-Watch rescue ship off the Sicilian coast where it found shelter, about one nautical mile from Siracusa, from gale winds sweeping the Sicilian Channel, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
An Italian Coast Guard patroller flanks the Sea-Watch rescue ship off the Sicilian coast where it found shelter, about one nautical mile from Siracusa, from gale winds sweeping the Sicilian Channel, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
An Italian Coast Guard patroller flanks the Sea-Watch rescue ship off the Sicilian coast where it found shelter, about one nautical mile from Siracusa, from gale winds sweeping the Sicilian Channel, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Senator Luigi Manconi is interviewed during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Senator Luigi Manconi is interviewed during a demonstration in support of German humanitarian group Sea-Watch, in front of the Italian lower chamber’s Montecitorio palace, in Rome, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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