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General News2022-10-10T14:26:02+00:00

Stop immediately the pushbacks that endanger human lives and discredit the country internationally

Press release IT IS THE GREEK GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO IMMEDIATELY PUT A STOP TO INFORMAL FORCED RETURNS (PUSHBACKS): THEY ENDANGER HUMAN LIVES AND BREACH THE STATE’S INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS  Greek version here Athens, 5 October 2022 The way in which the Ministry of Migration [...]

By |October 12th, 2022|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Frontex fails to report potential violations of human rights

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 - [...]

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: General News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Open Letter to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum

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 [...]

By |September 22nd, 2022|Categories: General News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |September 21st, 2022|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Solidarity from Samos for those struggling in Eleonas camp

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 [...]

By |September 6th, 2022|Categories: General News|0 Comments

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

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), [...]

By |August 22nd, 2022|Categories: General News, Strategic Litigation|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |July 18th, 2022|Categories: General News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |June 23rd, 2022|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Criminalisation of Asylum Seekers: The #Samos2 trial

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 [...]

By |June 1st, 2022|Categories: General News|0 Comments
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