The Washington Post reports about the European Court of Human Rights' ruling against Croatia, in a case from 2017 where 6-year-old migrant Madina Hussiny, was killed by a train on the border with Serbia.
The court said that Croatian police violated the child and her family’s rights by performing collective removal without considering their individual situation. The girl’s tragic death occurred shortly afterwards.
Amnesty International's Deputy Director for Europe said this ruling is just, and confirms that Croatian police have been acting abusively and pushing people back – a stance repeatedly denied by the Croatian authorities. He also highlighted how this ruling should serve as an example to other European governments acting in a similar manner.
The court ordered Croatia to pay over €56,000 in damages, costs and expenses to the child's family.