EU questions whether Hungary’s migrant camps comply with asylum rules

Chris Jasurek
By Chris Jasurek
March 29, 2017Politics

European Union Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Hungary must ensure that the migrant camps it has set up on its border with Serbia meet EU standards for migrant rights.

Hungary has placed 324 shipping containers at the two transit zones on its border with Serbia where it holds migrants with asylum requests while they are being processed.

U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said EU and UN law says children cannot be detained in the camps. Only migrants over 14 years of age could be held there.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban rejected criticism of the camps, saying that Hungary was paying a lot of money to help ensure the borders of Germany and Austria.

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