Joint Policy Paper: The EU Screening Regulation

2024-01-11T14:07:02+03:00

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+03:00

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

2024-01-11T14:58:17+03:00

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+03:00

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

2024-01-11T15:29:50+03:00

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+03:00

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

2023-11-07T08:02:50+03:00

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+03:00

Briefing for November 6 Trilogue on the Screening Regulation

2023-11-06T12:43:51+03:00

November, 6th 2023 - The European Commission, Parliament and Council are meeting to discuss the Screening Regulation of the European New Pact on Migration and Asylum. This briefing, written along with the Border Violence Monitoring Network, aims to provide evidence from research conducted in Greece and Italy that can be used to support [...]

Briefing for November 6 Trilogue on the Screening Regulation2023-11-06T12:43:51+03:00

Joint Statement – Unlawful Detention and Worsening Conditions: Over 4000 Asylum Seekers Unlawfully Detained on Samos and Lesvos 

2023-09-26T11:03:05+03:00

In a deeply concerning development, asylum seekers on the Aegean islands of Samos and Lesvos are being placed en mass into unlawful detention in appalling conditions in the EU-funded Closed Controlled Access Centers (CCACs) while awaiting registration of their asylum requests. Following a sharp increase in arriving asylum seekers from Türkiye since July 2023, [...]

Joint Statement – Unlawful Detention and Worsening Conditions: Over 4000 Asylum Seekers Unlawfully Detained on Samos and Lesvos 2023-09-26T11:03:05+03:00

Unidentified, unrecognised and denied support: survivors of human trafficking in the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre

2023-09-08T06:52:26+03:00

Report from Samos demonstrates that Greek and EU-authorities routinely violate the rights of survivors of human trafficking. 6th September 2023, Vathy, Samos: Through analysing the cases of 53 survivors of human trafficking, I Have Rights (IHR), a non-profit legal organisation based on Samos, presents evidence that at every stage of the asylum and [...]

Unidentified, unrecognised and denied support: survivors of human trafficking in the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre2023-09-08T06:52:26+03:00

GREVIO evaluation report on the implementation of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

2023-07-03T07:54:28+03:00

Press Release Samos, Greece - I Have Rights (IHR) and The Human Rights Legal Project (HRLP) has submitted a joint report to the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) on the violations of the Istanbul Convention in Greece. The report highlights several [...]

GREVIO evaluation report on the implementation of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.2023-07-03T07:54:28+03:00

Joint Statement: Shutdown of the Greek Asylum Service database leaves people unable to claim asylum and in limbo

2023-06-28T11:59:29+03:00

Between 5th May and 7th June 2023, most of the operations of Greek asylum authorities under the umbrella of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum (MoMA) were halted due to an upgrade of the Asylum Service’s database, Alkyoni. During this period, no operations involving the Alkyoni system could be performed, including registration of [...]

Joint Statement: Shutdown of the Greek Asylum Service database leaves people unable to claim asylum and in limbo2023-06-28T11:59:29+03:00
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