UN human rights experts canceled their visit to Hungary on Thursday, because they reported that the authorities did not allow them to enter the transit zone of Rószka and Tompá on the Hungarian-Serbian border, said the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on its website, MTI wrote .
The announcement stated that organizations in the world had credible reports that in one of the transit zones it was not satisfactorily guaranteed protection against arbitrary deprivation of liberty.
There is no doubt that the detention of migrants in this transit zone embodies deprivation of independence under international law.
– said Elina Steinerte and Setondji Roland Adjovi, two members of the United Nations Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.
The UN Delegation was invited by the Hungarian government for a visit on 12 November 2018 based on 2013 human rights recommendations.
In order for UNHRC to be able to conduct independent peer reviews, the government must ensure that they are accessible to them, especially "free and confidential contacts with people deprived of their liberty.
In the rule of law, this is important for the protection of human rights
– there was an announcement.
According to a statement published on the website of the United Nations Human Rights Council, experts expressed regret that the Hungarian authorities failed to ensure that this was achieved and prevented the task force from fulfilling its mandate.
However, they added that the Hungarian government would allow the delegation to continue its visit in the near future and work together to develop effective protection against the risk of arbitrary deprivation of liberty.