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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Europe: Amnesty Concern over Asylum Policy

from IPS News:

BRUSSELS, Nov 2 (IPS) - The EU is being urged to address the human rights content of its asylum and immigration policy due to be adopted later this week.

Amnesty International is appealing to the European Union (EU) to ”match its ambition to promote fundamental rights with concrete policies that are coherent and properly resourced.” Amnesty is being backed by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
The group says the fact that asylum is principally a human rights issue ”seems to be lost amid all the discourse” surrounding what it calls migration management.

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