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Human rights experts: Unchecked atmosphere of anti-migrant discourse results in abuses

They call them “migrant hunters” or “citizen protection” organizations. They are volunteers, whose self-appointed job is to patrol Bulgaria’s border with Turkey, seeking out people trying to cross.

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REPORT: Admissibility, responsibility and safety in European asylum procedures

In the implementation of their international obligations, European and EU states have devised sophisticated asylum systems based on complex procedural tools. In some cases, tools are designed and used for the purpose of avoiding responsibility for refugees, because they allow claims to be dismissed as inadmissible before looking at the substance of the claim. The recent EU-Turkey deal and the European Commission’s proposal for harmonised asylum procedures under an Asylum Procedures Regulation, for instance, revolve around concepts such as “safe third country” and “first country of asylum”. A report launched today by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA), managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), documents the limited and fragmented application of admissibility and safe country concepts in 20 European countries

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Almost 18,000 died in Syria's prisons: Amnesty

Rights group says authorities are using torture, electric shocks, beatings and rape on a "massive scale".

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Refugees attacked 'on a daily basis' on Nauru, human rights groups say

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch representatives visited Nauru to examine Australia’s offshore immigration system and say they were shocked by what they found

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More than 2,300 Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Transited Bulgaria since January 2016

Sofia, August 9 (BTA) - According to last week's data, there are some 150 unaccompanied refugee minors in Bulgaria, National Ombudsman Maya Manolova said during a discussion on the subject. More than 2,300 unaccompanied minors have transited this country since the beginning of 2016.

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UN agrees to appoint human rights expert on protection of LGBT

The top human rights body at the United Nations has voted to appoint an independent expert on protection from violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people.