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Authorities terminated cooperation agreements with the HHC

Authorities terminated cooperation agreements with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and denied access to police detention, prisons and immigration detention after two decades of cooperation and 2000+ visits. The HHC can no longer monitor human rights in closed institutions, even though NGOs' access to police, prison and immigration detention reduces the risk of torture and ill-treatment and contributes to improving detention conditions.

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Best Interest Out of Sight: The Treatment of Asylum Seeking Children in Hungary

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee's unique report is the first that solely focuses on the situation of asylum seeking children in Hungary. From the moment of lodging an asylum application to the final stages of the asylum procedure and the early stages of integration, the report explains the legal and institutional context in which asylum seeking children, including unaccompanied children live their everyday lives.

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The Reception Infrastructure for Asylum-Seekers in Hungary

A brief information note by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on the reception infrastructure and conditions for asylum-seekers in Hungary for the Seminar on the Right to Asylum in Europe – Models and Challenges in the Reception of Individuals in Need of International Protection, Barcelona, 9-10 June 2016. This information note can be downloaded here.

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Refugees stranded at the Serbian-Hungarian border

Refugees fleeing war, terror and persecution have to queue for days or weeks at the entrance of the EU, on the Serbian-Hungarian border, without food, drinking water, shelter or sanitary facilities, while Hungarian authorities arbitrarily deny them access to EU territory and asylum procedures.

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Report on border monitoring activities in 2012

Border monitoring activities have been carried out at three extra-Schengen border sections in Hungary since 2006 under a tripartite cooperation agreement between the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the UNHCR Regional Representation and the National Police Headquarters.

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Border monitoring report 2011

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the National Police Headquarters and the UNHCR Regional Representation in Central Europe present their annual report on border monitoring activities carried out in 2011.

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Serbia: Not a safe country of asylum

In our latest report, we analysed the functioning of the Serbian asylum system again, with special focus on the application of the "safe third country" concept in Hungary and the possible consequences of returning rejected asylum seekers to Serbia.

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