HRW – UE : L’engagement en faveur des droits vacille sous la pression

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

Défaut de donner la priorité aux droits et aux personnes aux frontières extérieures.

Human Rights Watch : La France devrait agir pour mettre fin à la violence et au harcèlement au travail

(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