Constitutional Court: detaining Kosovo family was illegal

23-05-2017

The Constitutional Court has ruled that holding a Kosovo family in a detention centre for foreigners in 2014 was in violation of their basic human rights. According to the court’s ruling, placing the family in the facility for refugees was unnecessary and excessive. The man and his two children, aged three and six, were detained in Hungary where they applied for asylum, but later left the country to try to get to Germany. The Czech police arrested them at a train station in Břeclav and placed them in a detention facility in Bělá-Jezová in Central Bohemia.