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I HAVE RIGHTS’ 2022 Annual Report

2023-01-13T07:32:35+00:00

In 2022, the I Have Rights team worked to uphold the rights of people on the move. Our teams, including our legal team, strategic litigation team, advocacy team, and core group worked together to improve the situation of asylum seekers and migrants on Samos and to advocate for greater protection of their human rights.In 2022, [...]

I HAVE RIGHTS’ 2022 Annual Report2023-01-13T07:32:35+00:00

Call to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum

2022-12-19T09:23:26+00:00

I Have Rights, together with 10 organisations, sent a letter to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum urging them to abandon their plans to restrict access to Wi-Fi at the Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) on Samos from January 2023. We and other stakeholders on Samos have learned that from January 2023, only asylum [...]

Call to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum2022-12-19T09:23:26+00:00

Submission to the EU Commission’s ‘Call for Evidence’ regarding Frontex Regulation

2022-10-03T06:42:32+00:00

I HAVE RIGHTS’ Strategic Litigation Taskforce submitted feedback to the European Commission regarding the founding Regulation of Frontex (Regulation (EU) 2019/1896  on the European Border and Coast Guard/Frontex). In our submission, we focus on Article 46 of the Regulation, which obliges Frontex’s executive director to leave an operational area where fundamental rights and [...]

Submission to the EU Commission’s ‘Call for Evidence’ regarding Frontex Regulation2022-10-03T06:42:32+00:00

One year since Greece opened new “prison-like” refugee camps, NGOs call for a more humane approach

2022-09-23T10:33:04+00:00

Prison-like conditions in Closed Controlled Access Centres (CCAC) on Samos and other Greek islands have devastating impacts on asylum seekers. People living in the CCAC on Samos report of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts as results of detention, isolation and inadequate medical and psychological treatment. Together with 20 other NGOs I HAVE RIGHTS calls [...]

One year since Greece opened new “prison-like” refugee camps, NGOs call for a more humane approach2022-09-23T10:33:04+00:00

Solidarity from Samos for those struggling in Eleonas camp

2022-09-14T06:11:19+00:00

Cet article peut être lu en français. يمكن قراءة هذه المقالة باللغة العربية. As an organisation based on Samos, I HAVE RIGHTS (IHR) has witnessed to the shift from open camps to Closed Control Access Centres (CCAC), which by design detain, control and dehumanise people seeking safety. An integral part of this shift [...]

Solidarity from Samos for those struggling in Eleonas camp2022-09-14T06:11:19+00:00
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