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UNHCR Observations to amendments of the State Borders Act in Estonia – UNHCR Northern Europe

UNHCR’s Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries has submitted observations to the draft amendments of the State Borders Act and different associated acts in Estonia.

The regulation amendments have been shared by the Government of Estonia on 6 April in a fast-track process. The amendments suggest new provisions and modifications to the present laws regarding border administration, asylum, authorized help, and expulsion.

In these observations, UNHCR offers quite a few concrete suggestions to the Government of Estonia, and general, UNHCR underlines that the elemental proper to hunt asylum must be noticed additionally in occasions of emergency, and the UNHCR regrets that the amendments could prohibit the likelihood for individuals apprehended within the border space to hunt asylum in Estonia.

UNHCR’s observations are obtainable right here.

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