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Hungary

2020

26

Jun

Rights of Asylum Seekers Trampled in Hungary, EU Judge Observes

An EU magistrate condemned Hungary’s refugee policies Thursday, detailing a system where immigrants are made to sleep in shipping containers on the border for months while seeking asylum. Under the EU’s Reception Conditions Directive, people claiming asylum must have access to basic necessities while they await a determination, and they cannot be held in indefinite […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: AA , Courthouse

10

Feb

Hungary closes Serbian border crossing as migrants demand entry

Hungary temporarily closed a border crossing with Serbia after dozens of migrants gathered at the site and demanded to be let into the country. The situation arose a week after Hungarian security staff fired warning shots to force back migrants trying to cross elsewhere on the border with Serbia. Children shouted “Open borders!” while some […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Sputnik , rferl

07

Feb

Is Hungary ‘starving’ asylum seekers to deter immigration?

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Hungary – for the 28th time – to stop depriving an asylum seeker of food during his stay at the transit zone. The Afghan man’s pregnant wife and daughter had to give him food from their own portions during the course of a week, according to media […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Milliyet , Euro News

29

Jan

Hungary border patrol fires warning shots to stop refugees

A Hungarian security officer fired three warning shots early on Tuesday after about 60 migrants and refugees tried to force their way through a checkpoint on the border with Serbia. No one was wounded in the incident, which took place at the Roszke/Horgos border crossing, Hungarian police spokeswoman Szilvia Szabo said. Serbian police said later […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Aljazeera

06

Jan

Gov’t to Double Border Control Troops

The Hungarian government will double the number of soldiers patrolling the borders “in light of increasing migration pressure”, Szilárd Németh, state secretary at the defence ministry, told a press conference on Sunday. Németh spoke at the border police base at Madaras, in south-eastern Hungary, and said that last year, the number of illegal entrants had grown almost […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Trt Haber , Hungary Todaay

2019

18

Sep

Foreign Minister: Italy opening borders dangerous to Europe

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Sunday that all decisions that involved the opening of European borders to migrants were regrettable, including the Italian government’s, but Hungary will continue defending its borders. The Italian government’s decision to open the country’s borders to illegal migrants is regrettable and dangerous, Szijjártó told state news channel M1. What’s more, […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: EnSonHaber , Hungary Today

26

Jul

EU takes Hungary’s far-right government to court for making it illegal to help asylum seekers

The European Commission has taken Hungary to court over a controversial new law that makes it illegal to give assistance to asylum seekers. Brussels filed a case against the country’s far-right government at the European Court of Justice, the bloc’s top court, on Thursday. The Commission says the law, which also clamps down on the […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: TRT Haber , Independent

18

Jul

UN special rapporteur slams Hungary’s treatment of migrants

The UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe Gonzalez Morales, fiercely criticized Hungary’s treatment of migrants in recent years. He also accused the country’s government of hijacking the perceived threat posed by a falsely perceived migrant influx for political gains, perpetuating the ruling Fidesz Party’s strongly anti-immigrant stance. There was “no mass […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Hürriyet , Info Migrants

10

Jun

Hungary behind on minor migrant protection

The Children’s Rights Committee of the Council of Europe said that in the migrant transit zones along the Serbian-Hungarian border, there is a lack of effective measures to protect child migrants and asylum seekers from sexual abuse. A report by the Children’s Rights Committee of the Council of Europe “deplores” the lack of effective measures […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Euro News , Info Migrants

29

Apr

Hungary denying food to asylum seekers

Hungarian authorities are systematically denying food to failed asylum seekers detained in the country’s border transit zones, say rights activists. The policy, whereby adults whose asylum claims have been rejected are denied food, was described as “an unprecedented human rights violation in 21st-century Europe” by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a human rights organisation working to […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: BBC , The Guardian