Published On: Wed, Mar 21st, 2018

Ombudsman and lawyers are clamoring for an asylum policy

People sit as they wait after being rescued by coastguards in WillemstadWILLEMSTAD - Curaçao must develop a humane asylum policy. At least that's what the Ombudsman Keursley Concincion thinks.

The lawyers who tried to assist the nine Venezuelan women, who went on hunger strike to prevent their deportation, say they have to think about a solution to avoid Venezuelans from disappearing into illegality on the island. Most of these Venezuelans come to Curaçao legally. They get 30 days in which they can stay on the island. But due to the situation in their country, they do not leave Curaçao after the 30 days.

According to them, the current deportation policy is in conflict with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Photo: Venezuelans waiting after being rescued by the Coast Guard

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