secrecy and in haste, the European Union is fortifying
its borders against refugees, asylum seekers and all who
seek to penetrate its defences", Index on censorship,
p61, vol 27 3/1998.
"As far as the EU member governments are concerned,
years of clamping down on asylum demands is proving effective.
But as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees
points out, it is weaving a net so tight that many legitimate
refugees cannot pass through. In doing so, European governments
are violating the same international covenant on human
rights they insist must be respected by others" Index
on censorship, p68, vol 27 3/1998.
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