Push-back (EN)

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vytlačování migrantůPush-back (DE)respingimentopushback (PL)

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Synonyms and variants

  • push back operation
  • to turn back


  • maritime push backs
  • to be pushed back


The initial refusal of the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to save people stranded at sea, who were clearly in desperate, sometimes life-threatening conditions, and the apparent push back operations they undertook, were in flagrant violation of their international obligations.

Source: https://www.amnestyusa.org/

Refugees were pushed back by authorities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Spain.

Source: https://www.e-ir.info/

Concerns grew after widespread reports from African nationals attempting to flee the war that they were being turned back, either by Ukrainian or Polish border guards.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/


The term Push-back has a very low frequency in the corpus. This should be considered when reading this entry.