Crossing a red line | Magyar Helsinki Bizottság

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06 February 2019

This research explores how Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary and Italy undermine the right to liberty of asylum seekers upon entry. Besides thoroughly documenting the worrisome trend towards de facto detention, it provides EU organs with the necessary knowledge to tackle attempts at weakening the fundamental rights of a group of people seeking refuge in Europe as a result of violence and turmoil in their home countries. The report aims to raise awareness within the international community about the rampant use of de facto detention on the EU’s external borders, and the grave human rights violations which this entails.

You can find the report here.




The research was conducted within the Red Line Project, with the participation of the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR), European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), Foundation for Access to Rights (FAR), Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Global Detention Project (GDP) and was funded by EPIM.


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