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31 / 05 / 13

The systematic use of detention of irregular migrants and asylum seekers has come to be viewed as legitimate across the EU, despite EU legislation stipulating that detention only be used as a last resort, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau, said this week, presenting the findings of his latest report at a conference at the European Parliament hosted by PICUM

24 / 05 / 13

On 15 May, the Belgian government published a Royal Decree establishing its unchanged list of ‘Safe Countries of Origin’ of asylum seekers, which includes Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYROM and India.

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