16 February 2012
Information note on the treatment of Dublin returnees in Hungary
The treatment of asylum seekers in Hungary, returned in a Dublin procedure, gives rise to serious concerns (the non-refoulement principle is not duly observed, returnees are immediately issued an expulsion order and routinely detained without considering their individual circumstances, asylum claims of those taken back in a Dublin procedure are considered as “subsequent applications” not ensuring the usual safeguards foreseen by EU asylum legislation, etc.). The Hungarian Helsinki Committee has prepared a short
information note “Access to Protection Jeopardised”, available in English, French and German.