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Institutional racism is prevalent in criminal justice systems across the European Union and has created a "justice gap" in such cases, a new study has found.

The research, carried out by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), has found "deeply-rooted institutional racism" affects all parts of the justice process, from the very reporting of the crime to sentencing.

This is despite data suggesting that the occurrence of racially-motivated crimes are on the rise in many EU...

Serbia’s refugee agency has accused Croatian border police of torturing a 16-year-old Afghan refugee and of denying him and 15 other migrants travelling with him their right to claim asylum in the European Union.

Croatia’s interior ministry dismissed the accusations as “unfounded and… absolutely incomprehensible” and said they stem from Zagreb’s determination to protect its own and the EU’s borders against illegal migrants.

Relations – never very good – between the former...

The Bosnian Croats gathered in the city of Mostar in commemoration of former Croatian general Slobodan Praljak. He committed suicide by drinking poison upon confirmation of his 20-year jail term for war crimes against Bosnian Muslims during the Bosnian War between 1992-1995 while on trial in the Hague. Bosnian Croats attending the commemoration believe Praljak committed suicide because he was an honest man. A Bosnian Croat named Miro was present at the event and said, “Yehuda usually...

Refugees and migrants using the Balkan route often experience violent, brutal and unlawful treatment by authorities, according to a report published Thursday.

People fleeing Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria told researchers for NGO Oxfam, which compiled the “A dangerous game” report, that they had been beaten, robbed and illegally deported by police, border guards and other officials.

The research, conducted for Oxfam by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the...

The European Union prides itself on being a bloc of fairness, justice and equality. But is it ignoring abuses against refugees in Eastern Europe?

It’s not just heads of state who have launched an all-out assault on refugees. Public officials, policemen—and an overwhelming majority of the public have joined in.

1. Hungary

“Every single migrant poses a public security and terror risk.” —Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister.

Hungary was one of four EU members in...

Coup soldiers attacked civilians with tanks, F-16 jets and helicopters. They targeted innocent civilians deliberately. Turkish parliament and Presidential Complex were also bombed by coup plotters. However, despite this tragic event that no representatives or officials from EU have visited for condolence since failed coup in Turkey.

The European Union (EU) is abandoning all pretense of human rights restraints in its refugee policy. A strategy paper published last week by the EU Commission outlined migration partnerships that will compensate nine states in Africa and the Middle East, both transit countries and countries of origin, for their cooperation in deterring refugees.
The goal of the agreements—described as “compacts”—is “the combatting of causes of flight and a reduction of irregular migration to Europe,”...

Hundreds of thousands could become trapped in Greece after Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia announce frontier closures.
European leaders claim to have closed the main refugee route to northern Europe, raising the possibility of tens if not hundreds of thousands of refugees being trapped in Greece while the EU attempts to finalise a deal that could see them all returned to Turkey.
Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia – three of the countries that lie between Greece and the preferred...

Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia closed their borders and started demanding visas. “We can find a new route and go to Germany in one way or another,” say refugees. The rising number of refugees escaping countries in the Middle East, especially Syria, and North Africa and taking refugee in Europe causes the migrant crisis to escalate. On the other hand, the number or countries sealing their borders against refugees continues to grow.
Having limited border crossings and taken in only Syrian...