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Poland: EU Should Tackle Unsafe Returns to Belarus. Poland blocks asylum seekers at border in defiance of European Court rulings

, Index number: EUR 37/6662/2017

(5 July 2017) The European Commission should take enforcement action to address Poland’s summary returns of asylum seekers to Belarus, three leading rights groups have said today. Amnesty International, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and Human Rights Watch highlight how Poland is in breach of human rights law, refugee law, European Union law and orders by the European Court of Human Rights.

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