Hungary: Dublin transfers suspended by Germany

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has suspended transfers to Hungary under the Dublin Regulation until further notice, on account of systematic detention, push backs and the lack of integration perspectives in the country.

Transfers had already been de facto halted since April 2017, as the BAMF was required to obtain individual guarantees from the Hungarian authorities to ensure that asylum seekers transferred to the country would benefit from treatment in accordance with the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) standards. This policy shift came about following a UNHCR statement urging Member States to refrain from transfers to Hungary.

Germany has issued 1,915 requests to Hungary and implemented 30 transfers so far this year, while Austria has transferred 79 people.

 

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