The Big European Brainstorming
21 October 2021
Below find the highlights from the week as well as stories that will be developing in the near future.
Czech-China Relations: Czechia granted protection to eight Taiwanese suspects this week, reversing a January court decision to deport them to China. The Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the move; the Czech government sited the possibility of inhumane treatment or possible capital punishment for the suspects as the reason for their reversal. Taipei Times
UN Critical of Budapest: The U.N. special rapporteur on migrant rights, Felipe Gonzalez Morales, criticised the Hungarian government for violating the human rights of asylum seekers being held in border facilities. Morales went on to denounce the notion that security concerns could be used as a pretense to override human rights. The Washington Post