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Of particular interest is also the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights, in Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary, where the Court held that the place of stay in the transit zones is unlawful detention; the lack of any rights of the detainees is a violation, and the procedures at the borders are unfair. The Court also held that a detainee in the transit zones has the same rights as any other detainee in Hungary because the transit zones are within the jurisdiction of the Hungarian State. The Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, commented that the uncontrolled migration crisis is an act of aggression against Hungary necessitating the closing of the borders. He declared that Hungary is under siege and the legislation is in line with EU law as the necessary defensive measures are nothing more than an attempt to defend the national integrity of Hungary. He also stated that the Hungarian viewpoint is controlling in these tumultuous times. In response to a question by a journalist, … [Read more...] about Is Hungary’s approach to the refugee crisis a test of the European Union unity?
These parties did sometimes break through in northern Europe in the early 1990s. The Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs in Austria attained 22% of the national vote in 1994, for example. Nevertheless these parties have become much more media savvy and presentable, as demonstrated by Marine le Pen in France and the Brexit success in the UK. This has been heavily assisted by the economic crisis and a sense of disillusion with mainstream politics. … [Read more...] about How the spectre of Yugoslavia looms over EU’s handling of the refugee crisis
"If we are unable to show soon -- by which I mean in the coming months -- that we are willing and able to govern, then it makes little sense to keep messing about," Deputy Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner said in a newspaper interview. … [Read more...] about Tensions in government as refugee crisis bites
The rate of violent death in El Salvador is still higher than all countries suffering armed conflict except for Syria, with a murder rate of 99.7 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016, according to the most recent global study by the Switzerland-based Small Arms Survey. The number of people displaced in the nation of 6.5 million by turf battles between the country's two biggest gangs, MS-13 and Barrio 18, skyrocketed last year to 296,000, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council. … [Read more...] about Senators talk of ‘refugee crisis,’ but divided on reasons why Central American migrants come to US