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[18. Jul 2018]

Council plans to export refugees with negative asylum decisions to „Return Centres“ outside EU

The Austrian Council Presidency has circulated the following to Member States' delegations: Presidency discussion paper on Return Centers (LIMITE doc no: 10829-18, pdf, 4 July 2018) with the objective to "significantly step up the effective return of migrants irregularly staying in the EU":


Using the infamous Return Directive? [1]

The Presidency proposes:
The :: Returns Directive (2008) allows, under Article 15.6, detention for six months and a limited period not exceeding a further twelve months in accordance with national law, in cases where regardless of all reasonable efforts the removal operation is likely to last longer (Article 15.6).

And as stated above where return is part of a "criminal sanction" (Article 2.2) Member States can choose not to apply the Directive, while under Article 3.3 removal to a transit country a person whose stay is deemed "illegal" is possible where a readmission agreement is in place.

Return Centres
Tony Bunyan, Statewatch Director comments:

"The idea of external "Return Centres" in Africa or elsewhere is objectionable in itself. 'Out of sight out of mind' would be the result.

And the notion that the EU would enforce 'European standards and be compliant with applicable international and European human rights law and the principle of Non-Refoulement' is highly questionable."



Note:


[1] :: 42 days? Try 18 months by Evo Morales: This European targeting of illegal immigrants is hypocritical, draconian and undiplomatic (Guardian, link) see :: Appeal to the Members of the European Parliament (June 2008, pdf)

Source :: statewatch.org (14. Jul 2018)