05 November 2019
"Croatia has received the green light from the European Commission to enter the border-free Schengen Area, but nine organisations and initiatives working with the victims of border violence have made their objections clear."
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See: Call for Croatia to Be Kept out of Schengen Until it Improves Asylum Practices (liberties.eu, link):
"A number of organisations have called for Croatia’s Schengen membership to be made conditional on the Croatian Government stopping its illegal and violent push-back of migrants. This practice not only directly violates provisions of the Schengen Border Code, but also represents a violation of international and EU law, including the Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees. The organisations that made this call are Border Violence Monitoring, the Centre for Peace Studies Zagreb, Are You Syrious, the Welcome! Initiative, Rigardu, Refugee Aid Serbia, Mobile Info Team, Re:ports Sarajevo and the Asylum Protection Center."
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