'It's unlawful' European court fines Hungary THOUSANDS over treatment of migrants


Today the court wield the sceptred the pair’s detention in the transit zone was unlawful under the European Practice of Human Rights, but admitted there was “no violation of the convention in respect of the forms of detention at the transit zone”.

The Strasbourg court ruling is subject to petition, but for now Hungary has been ordered to pay £8,750 (€10,000) to each of the men.

Hungary’s Government last will and testament also have to pay a further £7,610 to cover their court expenses and fetches.

The ruling came less than a week after Hungary old hated legislation which aims to keep all migrants in detention camps on the on until their asylum requests are processed.

United Nations officials give birth to strongly criticised the new legislation.

The UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, said concluding week the number of asylum applications in Hungary reached 177,000 in 2015 but knock sharply to 29,000 last year.

Just 912 applications include been made in the first two months of 2017, UNHCR said.

A UNHCR spokeswoman said all asylum seekers wish be kept in a transit zone where the detentions centres are located, effectively ordaining them to prolonged detentions in shipping containers surrounded by barbed wire.

Marta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Cabinet, which represented the migrants’ case in court, said: “This judgment is extraordinarily relevant now in Hungary because the Strasbourg court has found that detaining asylum seekers in the travel zone without any formal procedure and access to judicial remedy is disallowed.

“This already ongoing practice of unlawful detention in the transit zone is accurately what the Hungarian newly adopted law foresees for every asylum seeker, so it’s purge: the new law is against the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Hungarian Government was not instantly available for comment.

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