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(05/04/2017) Position Paper: THE PROPOSED ASYLUM PROCEDURES REGULATION 05/04/2017 - After publishing a proposal for revising the Dublin Regulation (Dublin IV) on 4 May 2016, the European Commission took a further step on 23 July 2016 when it presented revised proposals on asylum procedures, qualification and reception conditions within the framework of the planned reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). (10/03/2017) Hungary: Legal amendments to detain all asylum-seekers a deliberate new ... 10/03/2017 - Public Statement on the legislation passed by the Hungarian parliament introducing automatic detention for asylum-seekers. (01/03/2017) Slovakia: Unlawful ethnic segregation in schools is failing Romani children 01/03/2017 - Romani children in Slovakia are being failed by a discriminatory primary school system which continues to segregate them and seriously hinder their education, condemning them to lives of poverty and exclusion, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) said in a new report published today. (28/02/2017) Hungary - Todor Gardos, European Parliament LIBE Committee 27 Feb 2017 28/02/2017 - Oral intervention from Todor Gardos, to a European Parliament LIBE Committee hearing on fundamental rights in Hungary - 27 Feb 2017 (16/02/2017) Amnesty International: Position paper on the proposed EU Resettlement ... 16/02/2017 - On 13 July 2016, the European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation establishing a Union Resettlement Framework. The proposal sets a framework within which the Union will implement resettlement in the future. It establishes in essence the general objectives of the EU resettlement policy; common EU rules on admission of third country nationals through resettlement; common EU rules on eligibility and exclusion criteria; standard procedures governing all stages of the resettlement process; status to be accorded to resettled persons; decision-making procedures; and financial support to member states. It does not prescribe the scale of resettlement or the regions/countries from which to resettle as this is left to implementing acts by the Council and the Commission. However, under the proposed framework, the selection of priority regions and countries is to be predominantly linked to the EU’s migration control objectives. (16/02/2017) Amnesty International: Position Paper on the proposed Dublin Reform 16/02/2017 - On 4 May 2016, the European Commission presented a proposal for a revision of the Dublin Regulation (so-called Dublin-IV), which aims to determine the member state responsible for processing an asylum application lodged within the European Union (EU).This proposal is part of a package of proposals reviewing the Common European Asylum System. (14/02/2017) A Blueprint for Despair: The EU-Turkey deal 14/02/2017 - The EU-Turkey refugee deal has left thousands of refugees and migrants in squalid and dangerous living conditions, and must not be replicated with other countries, Amnesty International says, ahead of the deal’s one year anniversary. (01/02/2017) Amnesty International’s assessment on Slovakia's EU Presidency 01/02/2017 - Following the conclusion of Slovakia’s EU Presidency, Amnesty International’s wrote to Prime Minister Fico with an assessment of the Presidency’s role in addressing key human rights concerns.