Today, the European Commission decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the EU concerning legislation that criminalises activities in support of asylum applications and further restricts the right to request asylum. The Commission has also decided tosend a letter of formal notice to Hungary concerning the non-provision of food to persons awaiting return who are detained in the Hungarian transit zones at the border with Serbia
24. Fall des Aushungerns
Push-Backs aus Ungarn
CYPRUS: AHMED H. MUST BE ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME
Ahmed H. has been separated from his Cypriot wife and two daughters for almost four years. In September 2015, he was imprisoned in Hungary and wrongfully convicted for “complicity in an act of terrorism” in a blatant misapplication of Hungary’s counter-terrorism laws. Ahmed H. was conditionally released on 19 January 2019 and is being held in immigration detention in Hungary. As he is a Syrian national he is at risk being forcibly returned to Syria, a country that is not safe. Cyprus must allow his return home to be reunited with his family.
HUNGARY: NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKES OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASYLUM
A Government Decree entering into force next month establishes a National General Directorate for Immigration (Országos Idegenrendészeti Főigazgatóság) under the management of the Police, which will be responsible for immigration and asylum-related tasks.
ACCORDING TO THE HUNGARIAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURT “NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS, THIS CONDITION IS NOT PART OF THE RIGHT TO HUMAN DIGNITY”
The Constitutional Court claimed in its decision that the criminalization and imprisonment of homeless people does not conflict with the Fundamental Law of Hungary, as homelessness “is not part of the right to human dignity.” Thus, according to the constitutional judges, poverty is a chosen way of life and not a state of total social exclusion.
14. Entscheidung des EGMR
Neuer Bericht des EUroparates
WIE GEORGE SOROS VOM MESSIAS ZUM VOLKSFEIND WURDE
Soros kämpft mit seinem Milliardenvermögen für Demokratie und Liberalismus. Umstritten war er immer – doch zum globalen Feindbild wurde er erst mit dem Aufstieg der Nationalisten.
Sent back to Serbia
Two Afghan families were forced to leave Hungary and return to Serbia this week after their asylum claims were rejected. The chief of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has spoken out about the expulsion of the Afghans – among them a pregnant woman – calling it „a serious violation of international law.“
„[They] were taken to the border fence in the middle of the night and they were forced to leave for Serbia in the middle of nowhere,“ András Léderer from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee explains. Serbia declined to accept the families when the Hungarian authorities first refused these families asylum,“ Léderer explains. That prompted the Hungarians to try and deport them to Afghanistan, in conjunction with the European border agency, Frontex. They were then offered the ‚choice‘: fly back to Afghanistan, or return to Serbia.