The mid-term policy note issued by the secretary of state for migration and asylum announces the return of undocumented families to detention centers and other items that form a clear step backwards for the protection of human rights.
Belgian Migration Secretary Theo Francken said last week that he is preparing a bill to allow authorities to check asylum seekers' mobile phones and computers to verify their identities. He said that a European...
Human rights associations denounce the lie of Belgian authorities that some asylum seekers are ready to voluntarily return to Iraq.
A Belgian mayor faces charges for his airplane protest against a deportation, but the League of Human Rights says this and other acts of peaceful expression should not be punished.
Immigration authorities are pressing ahead with plans to expand closed detention centers for foreigners, as civil society renews calls for greater transparency and accountability, including unconditional access for journalists to all detention centers.