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ECTHR RULES HUNGARY'S CONFINEMENT OF MIGRANTS TO TRANSIT ZONE NOT UNLAWFUL

 

The European Court of Human Rights, acting as a secondary court, has ruled that Hungarian authorities violated some rules in the case of two asylum seekers, but said that confining them to the transit zone at Hungary’s southern border was not against the law. The two Bangladeshi nationals applied for asylum in Hungary in September 2015. The authorities kept them in detention at Roszke for three weeks, before expelling them to Serbia. The ECtHR, in the first instance, in 2017, ruled against Hungary saying the migrants’ detention had equalled imprisonment. The Hungarian government appealed the ruling and the case was heard again by the court’s Grand Chamber.