07 November 2016
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"Case says migration deal, which allows for return of migrants to Turkey, goes against European law .
Members of two Syrian families detained in Greece after fleeing the beseiged city of Aleppo have taken an unprecedented action in the Irish courts against the European Council, EU and Ireland over alleged breaches of their human rights.
The core claim of the families is that the EU-Turkey deal on migration agreed on March 18th by the European Council - the 28 EU Heads of State including Taoiseach Enda Kenny - was made outside the EC’s powers and breaches EU law. The deal allows Greece return to Turkey “all new irregular migrants” arriving there since March 20th."
Read full article: Syrian families held in Greece sue Ireland, EU over rights breaches (Irish Times, link)
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (8.11.16)
EU: Juncker tells Turks to blame Erdogan if visa-free deal fails
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