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Polish Court Rules Pushback of Asylum Seekers Unlawful

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Two women and a child huddle in sleeping bags on the forest floor after crossing the Polish-Belarusian border near Michalowo on October 6, 2021. © 2021 Maciej Luczniewski/NurPhoto via AP Although a violation of international law, Polish border guards almost daily summarily push back asylum seekers attempting to cross the Polish-Belarus border. However, a Warsaw court has renewed hope that this practice might end by ruling a November expulsion order to be unlawful. The case, bought by the Polish Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights using reports from Human Rights…


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