Frontex fails to report potential violations of human rights

2022-10-04T09:58:24+00:00

Press release GREECE: FRONTEX FAILS TO REPORT POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS Seven civil society organizations from Samos island presented their allegation briefing to MEPs, ahead of LIBE Committee meeting on October 10th. VATHY, October 4th, 2022 - Frontex is not using its [...]

Frontex fails to report potential violations of human rights2022-10-04T09:58:24+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

Open Letter to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum

2022-10-04T06:10:38+00:00

I HAVE RIGHTS, along with 13 organisations, sent a letter to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum in preparation for an upcoming Ministerial Decision that aims to define categories according to which recognised refugees and people granted subsidiary protection would be allowed to stay in the Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) for more than [...]

Open Letter to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum2022-10-04T06:10:38+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

Interim measure granted in case concerning denial of emergency medical treatment for two of IHR’s beneficiaries

2022-08-23T05:25:45+00:00

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has granted an urgent interim measure pursuant to Article 39 of the Rules of Court in the cases C.N. v. Greece (Application no. 32683/22) and R.M. v. Greece (Application no. 32755/22). The cases concerned two people, represented by I HAVE RIGHTS (IHR), with Hepatitis B who for [...]

Interim measure granted in case concerning denial of emergency medical treatment for two of IHR’s beneficiaries2022-08-23T05:25:45+00:00

Human Rights Defenders on Samos call for Frontex to suspend operations in Greece

2022-08-22T10:59:59+00:00

Human rights defenders on Samos are demanding the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex, terminate its operations on the Greek island of Samos. This comes after mounting evidence that Greek authorities and Frontex are violating international law by illegally pushing back to Turkey people seeking sanctuary. The civil society groups [...]

Human Rights Defenders on Samos call for Frontex to suspend operations in Greece2022-08-22T10:59:59+00:00

The Committee of the Rights of the Child Sides with Still I Rise and I HAVE RIGHTS.

2022-06-23T06:04:59+00:00

In its most recent evaluative report on Greece, released on June 9, 2022, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has demanded that Greece cease its detention of refugee youth and reform its policies towards refugee children, which violate their rights as per the UN Convention on the Rights of [...]

The Committee of the Rights of the Child Sides with Still I Rise and I HAVE RIGHTS.2022-06-23T06:04:59+00:00

“A Life Without Freedom Is Not A Life”

2022-06-21T15:21:12+00:00

20th of June 2022 Today marks WORLD REFUGEE DAY, but it's no reason to celebrate. It's a day to raise awareness of the fact that not all refugees are safe in Europe and there are many people who came to Europe to seek protection but are now locked inside closed camps, isolated from society [...]

“A Life Without Freedom Is Not A Life”2022-06-21T15:21:12+00:00

Criminalisation of Asylum Seekers: The #Samos2 trial

2022-06-01T13:57:33+00:00

The criminalisation of asylum seekers is a systematic practice in Greece and is part of a wider effort to prevent people seeking safety in Europe. For the majority of people seeking asylum, there are no direct or regular routes to reach Europe. Instead, people are forced to take irregular journeys to reach safety. For [...]

Criminalisation of Asylum Seekers: The #Samos2 trial2022-06-01T13:57:33+00:00
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