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Bulgaria builds anti-refugee fence; refoulement, according to scholars

news Overwhelmed by an influx of mostly Syrian immigrants, Bulgaria has taken steps to secure its EU border – including building a 30-kilometre barbed-wire fence, standing three meters high and fortified with razor wire coils. The fence was completed this week … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch: Bulgaria summarily expels asylum seekers

On 29 April 2014, Human Rights Watch released a report in which it says that Bulgaria summarily returns Syrians, Afghans, and others from within Bulgaria and at the border with Turkey. In order to prevent further arrivals, Bulgaria deployed an … Continue reading

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UNHCR position paper: call for suspension of Dublin transfers to Bulgaria

On 3 January 2014, UNHCR issued a position paper in which it calls on States participating in the Dublin Regulation to temporarily suspend transfers of asylum-seekers back to Bulgaria. UNHCR has concluded that, despite progress in recent years, and improved reception conditions over … Continue reading

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