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Detention of Asylum-Seekers in Hungary – Legal framework and practice (2007)

Author: Júlia Mink
Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Budapest, 2007


The detention of vulnerable asylum-seekers is currently a concern in Europe given the higher risk of abuse and neglect these people face in detention as well as the increased willingness of states to detain asylum-seekers in general.

The study aims to provide an analysis of the legal background of the detention of asylum-seekers in Hungary by taking into consideration the general and specific requirements of international law, including both the relevant, legally binding universal and regional international instruments and soft law documents and also the newly established EU norms. The analyses of the regulation of alien policing detention is an articulated point of the study – with special regard to the changes of the legal framework entering into force in 2007.

study by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on this subject is available in English.




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