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Degrading conditions in Samos CCAC: The European Court of Human Rights grants Interim Measures

2024-02-07T07:18:30+00:00

The European Court of Human Rights has granted Interim Measures with regards to a mother and baby held in the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre. The Court orders the Greek Authorities to accommodate the Applicants in safe and suitable accommodation. Samos, 7 February 2024 - On 05/02/2024, in the case of H.T. and [...]

Degrading conditions in Samos CCAC: The European Court of Human Rights grants Interim Measures2024-02-07T07:18:30+00:00

Joint Statement: Call for Human Rights in Samos CCAC

2024-01-31T13:59:51+00:00

31st January 2024 - Today, civil society organisations unite their voices to denounce the inhumane and degrading living conditions in the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) and the continued failure to uphold human rights standards. We, the undersigned organisations, once again call for the closure of the Samos CCAC and for adequate [...]

Joint Statement: Call for Human Rights in Samos CCAC2024-01-31T13:59:51+00:00

Greek Ombudsman finds that CCAC is unlawfully restricting access to lawyers

2024-01-26T09:05:53+00:00

Following a joint complaint made by Avocats Sans Frontieres France, I Have Rights and Human Rights Legal Project, the Greek Ombudsman has found that the Reception and Identification Service (RIS) of the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) unlawfully restricts lawyers’ access to the site. In the complaint, [...]

Greek Ombudsman finds that CCAC is unlawfully restricting access to lawyers2024-01-26T09:05:53+00:00

European Court of Human Rights Condemns Greece’s Treatment of an Unaccompanied Child on Samos

2024-01-19T10:29:15+00:00

Samos, 18 January 2024 – Today, in the case of T.K. v. Greece (Application No. 16112/20), the European Court of Human Rights delivered a decisive verdict, condemning the treatment of an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child on the Greek island of Samos. The Court found that the wrong registration of the applicant as an adult [...]

European Court of Human Rights Condemns Greece’s Treatment of an Unaccompanied Child on Samos2024-01-19T10:29:15+00:00

Newsletter #8 – Janurary 2024

2024-01-23T07:44:43+00:00

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser Our 2023 Annual Report is Out! Last year was a defining chapter in I Have Rights’ work and we want to thank you for your support throughout 2023. While the challenges faced were high, our shared commitment to upholding the rights of people on the move [...]

Newsletter #8 – Janurary 20242024-01-23T07:44:43+00:00

Joint Policy Paper: The EU Screening Regulation

2024-01-11T14:07:02+00:00

November, 30th 2023 - The European Commission’s Proposal for the Screening Regulation in the New Pact on Migration and Asylum introduces a screening procedure for Third Country Nationals (TCNs) arriving at external European borders in what the Commission announced as a “more efficient, seamless and harmonised migration management system”. The Regulation lays out [...]

Joint Policy Paper: The EU Screening Regulation2024-01-11T14:07:02+00:00

The European Court of Human Rights again condemns the living conditions of asylum seekers on Samos

2024-01-11T14:58:17+00:00

The European Court of Human Rights again condemns the living conditions of asylum seekers in the Greek “hotspot” on Samos as inhumane and degrading treatment. Press ReleaseSamos, 24th November 2023 - Yesterday, in the cases of M.L. v. Greece (Application No. 8386/20) and M.B. v. Greece (Application No. 8389/20), the European Court of Human Rights [...]

The European Court of Human Rights again condemns the living conditions of asylum seekers on Samos2024-01-11T14:58:17+00:00

IHR joint contribution to latest report on violence against women in Greece by GREVIO

2024-01-11T15:29:50+00:00

Evidence jointly presented by I Have Rights and the Human Rights Legal Project has been included in the latest GREVIO (Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence) report on Greece. Our submission These testimonies included extremely alarming experiences of violence against women including: Violations of women’s rights under [...]

IHR joint contribution to latest report on violence against women in Greece by GREVIO2024-01-11T15:29:50+00:00

‘Sanctioned Ignorance’ and the detention of people seeking asylum in the EU-funded CCAC on Samos

2023-11-07T08:02:50+00:00

In this article, I Have Rights team member Ellen Allde demonstrates that the Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) on Samos is a site of unlawful de facto detention of people on the move. Allde develops Gayatri Spivak’s concept of ‘sanctioned ignorance’ to consider how the constant changes and prolonged waiting in the CCAC contribute [...]

‘Sanctioned Ignorance’ and the detention of people seeking asylum in the EU-funded CCAC on Samos2023-11-07T08:02:50+00:00
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