The Resource Buffeted in the borderland : the treatment of asylum seekers and migrants in Ukraine, Human Rights Watch

Buffeted in the borderland : the treatment of asylum seekers and migrants in Ukraine, Human Rights Watch

Label
Buffeted in the borderland : the treatment of asylum seekers and migrants in Ukraine
Title
Buffeted in the borderland
Title remainder
the treatment of asylum seekers and migrants in Ukraine
Statement of responsibility
Human Rights Watch
Title variation
  • Treatment of asylum seekers and migrants in Ukraine
  • Ukraine
Title variation remainder
buffeted in the borderland
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The European Union has long seen Ukraine as a stepping point for refugees and migrants on their way to Europe. Accordingly, it has spent tens of millions of Euros to divert the flow of migrants and asylum seekers and shift the burden they generate away from the Union and into Ukraine. One cornerstone of its strategy was the conclusion of an EU-wide readmission agreement with Ukraine, which entered into force in January 2010. The EU's monetary support has largely focused on securing Ukraine's borders and constructing migrant detention facilities. The EU has not done enough to ensure that migrants in Ukraine are treated humanely, that they are not arbitrarily detained, and that asylum seekers and members of vulnerable groups are protected. Migrants and asylum seekers in Ukraine, including children, face a real risk of ill-treatment at the hands of border guards and police, and they often are detained arbitrarily. Some migrants recounted how officials tortured them, including with electric shocks, after they were apprehended trying to cross into the EU or following their deportation from Slovakia and Hungary. Ukraine's asylum system is deeply dysfunctional and rife with corruption. Ukrainian law does not provide for protection of those who flee generalized violence and war, or for trafficking victims. This report includes the accounts of asylum seekers, including unaccompanied children, who managed to leave Ukraine and enter the EU at its eastern border, but whom Slovak or Hungarian border authorities quickly returned without allowing them to register asylum claims or challenge their deportation to Ukraine. The European Union's legitimate interest in controlling its external borders cannot put the lives and well-being of migrants, asylum seekers, and children at risk. The EU should suspend its readmission agreement until Ukraine demonstrates its capacity to provide a fair hearing for asylum seekers, to treat migrants humanely, and to guarantee effective protection for refugees and vulnerable individuals
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NLA
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Index
no index present
LC call number
KKY2485.5
LC item number
.F74 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Buffeted in the borderland : the treatment of asylum seekers and migrants in Ukraine, Human Rights Watch
Link
http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2010/12/16/buffeted-borderland-0
Publication
Note
  • "This report was researched and written by Bill Frelick, refugee policy director at Human Rights Watch, and Simone Troller, Children's Rights Division senior researcher"--P. 124
  • "December 2010"--P. following t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Dysfunctional asylum system -- Torture and ill-treatment of migrants in state custody -- Detention of migrants and asylum seekers -- Protection, education, and housing for unaccompanied migrant children -- Readmissions from neighboring EU countries
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
124 p.
Isbn
9781564327161
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • ocn697983968
  • (OCoLC)697983968

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