Switzerland should take more responsibility for abuses of refugees
A new report from Amnesty International has claimed that Switzerland should take more responsibility for the unlawful expulsions and ill-treatment of refugees and migrants in Italy.
The human rights organisation says the European Union's pressure on Italy to “get tough” on asylum seekers has led to problems in a small number of cases involving migrants who resisted having their fingerprints taken.
Although Switzerland it is not one of the main destinations for asylum seekers, it has transferred the most migrants to other EU states. So far only 112 asylum seekers have been accepted from Italy.
According to the Dublin accords, an asylum application can be made only once – in the first country in which the migrant is registered, which in most cases is Italy or Greece.