EU: Statewatch analysis: Was Hungary the first EU country of arrival? Legal responsibility before human rights: a short story on Dublin II

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The Austrian Asylum court has been requested to ask the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) whether the removal of an asylum-seeker to Hungary in application of the Dublin Regulation should be suspended. Despite serious concerns expressed by the Helsinki Committee in Hungary and the UNHCR based on well-documented evidence that the rights of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants are violated in Hungary, no mention was made of the risk of the claimant being mistreated upon return to Hungary. The decision of the constitutional court remained purely technical: was Hungary the first EU country to be entered or not?

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