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Cypriot authorities should investigate allegations of pushbacks and ill-treatment of migrants

Commissioner for Human Rights Strasbourg 18 March 2021
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Cypriot authorities should investigate allegations of pushbacks and ill-treatment of migrants

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Interior of Cyprus the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović urges the Cypriot authorities to ensure that independent and effective investigations are carried out into allegations of pushbacks and of ill-treatment of arriving migrants, including persons who may be in need of international protection, by members of security forces.

Commissioner Mijatović also calls on the Cypriot authorities to bring the conditions in reception facilities for asylum seekers and migrants in line with applicable human rights standards and ensure that they enjoy effective access to all necessary services.


 Read the Commissioner's letter to the Minister of Interior of Cyprus


 Read the reply from the Minister of Interior of Cyprus


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