Special decree on expulsion violates EU law
Our new information update focuses on Government Decree 570/2020. (XII. 9.) which removes the possibility to obtain suspensive effect for appeals lodged against expulsions that are issued on the basis of of a violation of epidemiological rules or a threat to national security, public security or public order.
The Right to Know
This one year project aims to make sure that no asylum-seekers, refugees or resident third-country nationals are excluded from protection, expelled from the EU or held in unlawful immigration detention with the abusive and arbitrary use of the national security argument, and that in such cases all those concerned can exercise their right to defence.
The European Court of Human Rights rules that placement in the transit zones following the legal changes of 2017 qualify as unlawful detention
Today the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgement in the case of an Iranian-Afghan family who were held in the transit zone for the entire duration of their asylum procedure in 2017 and released only upon being granted international protection.
Advocate general: Hungary’s criminalisation of assistance to asylum-seekers violates EU law
Today, Advocate General Rantos delivered his opinion in an infringement procedure initiated by the European Commission against Hungary in July 2018. The Advocate General held that the criminalisation of assistance to asylum-seekers violates the law of the European Union.
FULL-TIME PROGRAMME AND FUNDRAISING MANAGER
The Refugee Programme of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) is looking for a full-time programme and fundraising manager.
New project: Children’s Alternatives to Detention protecting their Rights in Europe (CADRE)
Since February 2021, the HHC is participating in the European Commission-funded, ICJ-EI-led, CADRE project. This two-year project seeks to promote the expansion, implementation and improvement of viable and effective alternatives to detention for migrant children in full respect of their rights in the European Union.
Judicial and administrative remedies in asylum procedures in Latin America
The RELATE initiative is proud to launch its newest publication on “Judicial and administrative remedies in asylum procedures in Latin America”, thanks to the collaboration of our network members. This pioneering compilation contains detailed information on the judicial and administrative remedies available in asylum procedures in 11 countries in the Latin American region. Download PDF
Inspired by the success of the Refugee Law Reader, the RELATE (Refugee Law Teaching Support) Initiative continues to promote the teaching of refugee law and international protection studies globally.
Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on push-backs from Hungary
This submission has been prepared by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee in response to the call for input of the Special Rapporteur, to inform his report to the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The HHC’s submission is available here.
Evaluating Frontex’s human rights mechanisms related to Hungary
Drawing on exchanges between the HHC, various stakeholders of Frontex and its Executive Director, our new information note shows how the Agency turned a blind eye towards well documented systemic human rights violations at Hungary’s Schengen borders for more than four years. Moreover, the Agency remained in Hungary even after the CJEU ruled in December 2020 that extrajudicial push-backs taking place at the Hungarian-Serbian border breach EU law.