EU/Greece: First Turkey deportations

Human Rights Watch (April 19) and the European Parliament (April 18) statet much criticism on the situation of refugees and migrants under the EU-Turkey Agreement of 18 March 2016. The Parliament report urges the member states and the European Union to “ensure compliance with European Union, European and international legal standards on refugees’ and migrants’ rights.”
Human Rights Watch  concluded: “The abusive deportations expose the fundamental flaws in the EU’s expedited mass returns to a country that cannot be considered safe.”

Sources: Human Rights Watch, Council of Europe