The report prepared by a group of non-governmental organizations was notified by Le Monde, which identified more than 2,000 people rejected at the EU border.
This is a new, very dark element in the vast archives of violations of humanitarian rules in European countries. In principle, it is an obligation to welcome immigrants, have time to review their asylum applications, and organize deportations before entering Europe. Or, they can be expelled even if they meet the conditions set by the rules governing international protection.
After a series of NGOs and journalists, this is the Right to Border Protection (PRAB) initiative, which brings together ten organizations, including the Danish Refugee Council, to “push back” or illegally push back. Investigated.His report, by world, Among which 2,162 victims of this practice were mentioned, including 1Yes On January and April 30, 2021, this figure is undoubtedly lower than the actual situation: in many places, immigrants are now being held in safe or militarized areas and are not open to observers and non-governmental organizations. For example, this is the case in Evros on the Greek-Turkish border, where the mission of humanitarian organizations is almost impossible.
By the end of 2020, a 1,500-page “black book” has been handed over to the European Parliament and the European Commission. The report was written by the Border Violence Surveillance Network (established in 2016) and mentioned 900 counterattacks involving 12,600 people. PRAB’s research seems to indicate that this practice is expanding.
Frontex is the European border and coast guard responsible for providing assistance to the member states of the European Union (EU). If so, what role will they play? This new document does not provide any decisive content in this regard. The Special Committee of the European Parliament and the Office of the European Ombudsman will continue investigations based on other information, while the Office of Anti-Fraud (OLAF) is still investigating the management of Warsaw institutions.
On the contrary, the PRAB document details a rather unrecognized reality: the reality of “chain marketing”: ITU member states are often bound by informal cooperation agreements and voluntarily expel them from areas outside ITU’s territory. Exempt them from complying with asylum rules and instructions concerning immigration. Slovenia seems to have expertise in this approach: it repatriates foreigners to Croatia and then deports them to Bosnia-Hergovina.Since 1 year, a total of 176 cases have been detectedYes In January, 170 of them involved Slovenia, 5 Italy and 1 Austria.