Défaut de donner la priorité aux droits et aux personnes aux frontières extérieures.
(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 at other external EU borders.
“We often see the European Union’s commitment to human rights falter when the going gets tough,” said Benjamin Ward, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “At a time when people are suffering and their rights are threatened inside and outside EU borders, we need an EU willing to stand up for them.” LINK TO ARTICLE