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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Germany Will No Longer Deport Migrants to Hungary Because It Isn’t Friendly Enough
A German court has ruled that Hungary is now “too dangerous” to send deported migrants as the court alleges the Hungarian government treats them inhumanely.
The court’s ruling comes after a case was brought to them of an asylum seeker from Kosovo who was scheduled to be deported back to Hungary after his asylum application had failed and the man argued that he would not be safe in Hungary. The ruling could have serious implications for migrants who passed through Hungary last year on their way to Germany, reportsDie Welt.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has wanted to deport the Kosovan for months but the Hanover Administrative Court had already ruled that he could stay. The latest, and final, ruling comes after BAMF tried to appeal the original judgement.
The Supervisory court declared that Hungarian asylum homes have considerable deficiencies in the way they treat the migrants who live in them. The result could have severe consequences on other migrants who may be scheduled to be deported under the European Union’s (EU) Dublin migrant agreement.
The agreement states that migrants must reside in the first European country they have registered for asylum in. Last year, many of the 1.1 million migrants who eventually pushed through Austria to Germany were first registered in Hungary and the ruling could mean they could appeal any potential attempt to deport them from Germany.
The court’s accusations related to the treatment of migrants by Hungary is not the first time similar allegations have been made. Earlier this year, migrants who tried to cross the fortified border from Serbia into Hungary alleged they were roughed up by border guards.
Rados Djurovic, from the Centre for Asylum Support in Belgrade, even went as far to say that the border guards had broken the limbs of migrants before returning them to the Serbian side of the border.
The EU has also slammed Hungary over alleged migrant mistreatment as well as the government’s treatment of the Roma/Gypsy minority. The political bloc is considering both court action and fines over the issue.
The news of Germany being unable to deport migrants to Hungary may be welcomed by many Hungarians who voted overwhelmingly in October to reject the EU’s forced migrant redistribution policy proposal which would see hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern and African migrants sent to other EU nations from Germany without the new host nations’ consent.
However, one set of migrants from Germany have largely been welcomed in the Central European country. Many Germans have fled their native country to Hungary citing that Germany has become too dangerous because of mass migration.