WHAT WE DO

I Have Rights (IHR) is a legal and political NGO providing access to individualised legal information and support to people-on-the-move, including people seeking asylum, refugees, and migrants on Samos, Greece. We communicate openly about the situation on Samos while also advocating for the change of policies and practices that are responsible for human rights violations on Samos and in Europe. Our organisation addresses present-day unfair and undignified asylum and migration procedures by working to ensure the right to asylum, eliminate pushbacks, and fight against all detention of migrants and refugees.

Access to asylum

We advocate for the right to claim asylum, a fair asylum procedure and independent legal support. We condemn the externalisation of border control and the practice of pushbacks that prevent the right to asylum from being respected.

Detention

We advocate for the closure of camps and the integration of people into society with dignified housing. We condemn all the forms of detention of asylum seekers, migrants and refugees in isolated infrastructures where people are submitted to a security apparatus.

Pushbacks

We advocate for safe and legal routes for people to claim asylum. We see the illegal practice of pushbacks and the use of violence as a tool of border enforcement. Criminalisation is also part of the deterrence policy to prevent people from seeking safety in Europe.

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