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EU: Commitment to Rights Falters Under Stress

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Sara, 26, and Hassan, 24, both from Syria, sit on the ground in the forest in Lewosze, Poland, after crossing the border from Belarus, October 29, 2021. © 2021 REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (Brussels) – The European Union’s support for abusive governments to keep migrants and asylum seekers far away during 2021 exemplified the yawning distance between the bloc’s rhetoric on human rights and its actual practice, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2022. Prime examples are the militarization and humanitarian emergency at the Belarus-Poland border, and pushbacks…

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