EU Court rules no jail for refugees

Refugees should be returned to the country from which they came, according to EU migration policy, and not sentenced to a prison term, Europe's highest court has ruled

EU Court rules no jail for refugees

World Bulletin / News Desk

Non-EU refugees illegally entering an EU state in the Schengen zone should not face detention on those grounds, says the European Court of Justice.

Refugees staying illegally should instead be returned to the country from which they came under the so-called Return Directive, it said.

The ruling applies to migrants crossing borders within the passport-free area and on leaving the zone.

It will infuriate critics of EU policy, but contains several important caveats.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Haziran 2016, 15:10
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