The lawsuit at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concerning Hungary’s deportation of two Bangladeshi asylum seekers is a “Trojan horse” used by “international pro-migration forces” to dismantle regulation designed to protect Europe, a justice ministry official told daily Magyar Idők on Monday.
The lawsuit is the new method of US billionaire George Soros and his network to undo the European legal system, state secretary Pál Völner said. They have realised that certain national governments are preventing them from settling hundreds of thousands of migrants in Europe, he said. If legal order is dismantled, a migration wave stronger than any so far may hit Europe, Völner warned.
Last year the ECtHR said that Hungary had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by detaining the two asylum seekers in the Röszke transit zone near Hungary’s southern border. The court also said that authorities later sent them back to Serbia, which the ECtHR said had put them under the risk of facing inhumane treatment in the Greek refugee reception centres.
The court ordered Hungary to pay the asylum seekers 10,000 euros each in compensation.
In addition, the state was ordered to pay 7,500 euros in legal fees to the Helsinki Committee, which had taken on their legal representation. Hungary appealed the ruling.
The procedure before the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR started last Wednesday. A ruling is expected within a year.