What is a pushback?

What is a Pushback?

By definition, a pushback is

„to move or force someone or something back from someone or something“1

This is what happens every day to refugees who are trying to cross Croatia. In the EU-Law it is written, that every individual – no matter if they entered the country illegally or not – has the right to apply for asylum and that his/her individual case is checked2.. However, in reality refugees are being illegally deported from Croatia back to Bosnia, often also experiencing police violence.