Hungary; Fenced Out: Hungary’s violations of the rights of refugees and migrants

Over the summer of 2015, Hungary began constructing fences along its southern borders, criminalizing irregular entry to its territory and expediting the return of asylum seekers and refugees to Serbia, through its inclusion on a list of safe countries of transit. The cumulative effect, and desired consequence, of these measures will be to render Hungary a refugee protection free zone. This briefing outlines Hungary’s violations of international and EU law with respect to the rights of refugees and migrants.

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