Open Letter in Support of Plaintiff Chain Pushed Back from Slovenia

An appeal to ensure respect of the rule of law in Slovenia

The Supreme Court of Slovenia has found the Slovenian police conduct to be illegal, reminding the state of its obligation to respect the non-refoulement principle – an individual should not be returned to another state without an official assessment if the other state is safe for this individual. Slovenia must enable the plaintiff, an asylum seeker who had been a victim of a chain-push-back, to effectively request asylum in Slovenia.

Addressed to:

Minister AleŇ° Hojs, Commissioner Ylva Johansson, Honourable member Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar and Ombudsperson Janez Svetina

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Joint Statement on Croatia’s Independent Border Monitoring Mechanism

In August, BVMN members Are You Syrious and Centre for Peace Studies joined six other organisations in a joint statement on the independent border monitoring mechanism in Croatia. The mechanism, which is intended to provide impartial and thorough oversight over national border operations, has been the topic of much debate given its dubious implementation. The signatories drew attention to these shortcomings and the standards that needed to be met to ensure its effectiveness in the protection of fundamental rights at Croatian borders.

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