Return with human rights safeguards | Magyar Helsinki Bizottság

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The aim of this project to extend the knowledge of human rights regulations relating to return.

In this project the HHC will publish new training manual for police officers and the Police Academy on human rights issues related to expulsion and return procedures. The training manual is drafted in cooperation with the Police, the UNHCR and the Cordelia Foundation.

In 2009, the HHC published a manual for judges on the topic of removal and human rights, which focused on the absolute prohibition of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment. As a part of this project, this manual will be updated and extended with two additional chapters on the rights of the child and the protection of private and family life within the context of expulsion. The updated manual will serve as the basis of seminars for criminal and administrative law judges, to be organized in cooperation with the Judicial Academy in  2012.

In response to the major shortcomings experienced in connection with immigration detention in recent years, the HHC held a two-day seminar in December 2011, which brought together judges and prosecutors responsible for overseeing the lawfulness of immigration detention.

The duration of the project is: June 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012.

This project is funded by the European Return Fund.

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