Amnesty International’s Legal Assessment of the Proposed Amendments to Slovenia’s Aliens Law
The Aliens Law’ amendments in the proposed form would contravene international, EU and Slovenian domestic law. If adopted, the amendments:
• Would allow authorities to automatically deny entry to migrants and refugees arriving at the borders, including those who indicate a desire to claim asylum;
• Could lead to unlawful collective expulsions of migrants and refugees who enter Slovenia irregularly, as they do not prescribe adequate due process protections, thus depriving migrants and asylum-seekers of essential substantive and procedural safeguards, such as the principle of non-refoulement or the right to an effective remedy;.
18 January 2017