Višegrad Group ombudsmen sign joint declaration on refugees

The ombudsmen of the Višegrad Group have signed a joint declaration concerning refugees and their human rights. At the conclusion of their annual meeting in Višegrad, Hungary, on Friday the ombudsmen of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia declared that it is the moral and legal obligation of European member states to take responsibility for refugees. The signatories declared that they will seek to ensure that authorities in their countries treat every migrant and refugee in a humane and non-humiliating manner by observing laws, EU directives and international and European agreements. The two-day meeting was attended by the Czech Republic’s Anna Šabatová, Hungary’s Laszlo Szekely, Poland’s Stanislaw Trociuk and Slovakia’s Jana Dubovcová.