Amnesty on EU refugee crisis: Where there are fences, there are rights abuses


Amnesty International says border fences and other controls by European countries are only expanding a range of human rights abuses against refugees seeking protection in Europe.

“The expanding fences along Europe’s borders have only entrenched rights violations and exacerbating the challenges of managing refugee flows in a humane and orderly manner,” John Dalhuisen, Amnesty’s director for Europe and Central Asia, said on Tuesday.

In its latest report, Fear and Fences: Europe’s approach to keeping refugees at bay, Amnesty said border controls by EU countries have denied refugees access to asylum, exposed them to ill-treatment and forced migrants to look for dangerous alternative routes.

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