CASE OF ILIAS AND AHMED v. HUNGARY
3. On 25 September 2015 the applicants submitted a request for an interim measure under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court. In that request, they sought to be released from the transit zone and that their impending expulsion to Serbia be halted. They submitted that the conditions of their allegedly unlawful detention at the transit zone were inadequate given their vulnerable status and that no legal remedy was available to them. Furthermore, they argued that the expulsion exposed them to a real risk of inhuman and degrading treatment resulting from the risk of chain-refoulement. They relied on Articles 3, 5 and 13 of the Convention.
Kids in jail and a price tag for detention - what does the new Hungarian asylum law mean in practice?
The Hungarian government has passed an amendment in the national legislation on March 7th 2017. The content is a blatant attack on people who are seeking international protection. Several legal rights professionals have done a great job reacting to the content of the legislation, and explaining why it is in such striking contradiction with existing laws (the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, UNHCR, UNICEF, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch), so Migszol will in turn try to open up these obscure legal changes to reveal what it does to people on a very practical level.
Asylum system in Hungary dismantled as elections approach - Migszol update
What was before a more or less, albeit poorly, functioning asylum system, has been turned into a carefully constructed, but unsustainable, system of detention and transit zones. Systematic pushbacks to Serbia, and more recently to Romania, continue. The fence area has developed into a militarized zone of pushbacks and detention.
Minimum standards required in the transit zones on the Hungarian land borders
“ In this sector there are only Kurdish families. This is nice for us because at least we can talk with other people in the same language while we are inside these “four walls”. Our children too can play with other Kurdish children. The adults spend the whole day sitting in this table and discussing what awaits us next while the children play. This is the everyday life of ours here. Nothing more, nothing less. It is our fourth month in this place and are waiting for the second decision since some months. We already got a negative decision on our asylum case in the first month, which we do not understand why. My mother and father pray everyday that somehow we get the next decision as positive, otherwise we don’t know what to do… we don’t know what to do.”
La CEDH condamne la #Russie pour sa loi réprimant la « propagande » homosexuelle envers les mineurs
La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (CEDH) a condamné mardi 20 juin la Russie pour sa loi de 2013 punissant d’amendes et de peines de prison toute « propagande » homosexuelle devant des mineurs.
Cette législation, qui réprime la « promotion des relations sexuelles non traditionnelles auprès des mineurs », a « renforcé la stigmatisation » des homosexuels et « encouragé l’#homophobie, qui est incompatible avec les valeurs d’une société démocratique », ont estimé les magistrats européens.
#Sadio v. Italy and two other applications (nos. 3571/17, 3610/17 and 3963/17), communicated on 2 February 2017
On 2 February 2017, the European Court of Human Rights communicated the case of Sadio et al v. Italy (nos. 3571/17, 3610/17 and 3963/17), which relates to the reception conditions of an adult man and four unaccompanied minors in the reception center of Cona.
Relying on Article 3 of the Convention, the first applicant complains that the conditions of his accommodation in the #Cona reception center exposed him to inhuman and degrading treatment. He refers in particular to the overcrowding of the center, the lack of heating (the temperature in the dormitory was slightly above zero degrees) and the poor hygiene conditions. Under Article 3 of the Convention, the minor applicants complained that they had been subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment because of their placement in the center of Cona until 15 January 2016, the date of their transfer to other centers. Under Articles 3 and 8 of the Convention, the applicants also complain that there is no protection by the competent authorities with regard to their status as unaccompanied minors.
La protesta dei profughi a Cona. «Ore in fila sotto il sole per mangiare»
CONA (VENEZIA) Non parlano una parola di italiano ma si fanno capire benissimo i profughi trincerati dietro i cancelli del centro di accoglienza di Cona: «Very bad problem. La notte scorsa sono arrivati gli autobus con 100 nuove persone, volevano portarli qui dentro nella base: abbiamo detto che non sarebbero entrati e non sarebbe entrato nessuno del personale». I profughi bloccati nei pullman a Cona e rispediti in altri centri di accoglienza del Veneto non erano 100 ma 23, ma l’esagerazione è tipica di chi è sempre più esasperato, come gli ospiti del centro di accoglienza di Cona che sono arrivati al limite di sopportazione. «Abbiamo bisogno di essere trasferiti, siamo troppi. La prefettura ha detto che porteranno da un’altra parte dieci di noi ogni settimana. Io non me ne vado, sto qui. Neanche nei prossimi sei mesi me ne vado, ci sono molte persone prima di me, la lista è lunga. Qui la gente sta per molto tempo, c’è chi ci sta da oltre un anno. We need transfer».