U.N. Accuses Czech Republic of Violating Migrants’ Rights

U.N. Accuses Czech Republic of Violating Migrants’ Rights

"The United Nations accused the Czech Republic of violating the rights of hundreds of migrants, mostly from Syria, who were detained in “reprehensible” and “degrading” conditions, in a statement released Thursday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, said in the statement that “the violations of the human rights of migrants are neither isolated nor coincidental, but systematic: they appear to be an integral part of a policy by the Czech government designed to deter migrants and refugees from entering the country or staying there." It is at least the third time in recent months that the Czech government has been criticized for its treatment of asylum seekers traveling through the country."

 

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  • Goldman, Russell. "U.N. Accuses Czech Republic of Violating Migrants’ Rights", New York Times, October 22, 2015.

 

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