Denmark criticized for asylum policy at UN rights council

A group of asylum-seekers waiting at a reception centre to be registered for a temporary transit visa, near the town of Gevgelija in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) after crossing the border from Idomeni in Greece, on 27 August 2015. Photo: UNICEF/Gjorgji Klincarov

Denmark has been criticized at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for considering a law which would permit the authorities to confiscate money and possessions from asylum seekers.

The number of people seeking asylum in the European Union has more than doubled over the last year as a result of people fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.

Daniel Dickinson has more details.

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