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General News2023-06-26T12:19:00+00:00

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

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 [...]

September 6th, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

12 years after M.S.S.: Reporting on Human Rights, Access to Asylum and Detention in Greece

Joint Submission by I Have Rights and Mobile Info Team The landmark 2011 M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece ruling by the European Court of Human Rights found that the Greek Government violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, namely the prohibition of inhuman and [...]

August 1st, 2023|General News, Strategic Litigation|0 Comments

Third Party Intervention to the European Court of Human Rights

Press Release I Have Rights and the Border Violence Monitoring Network present evidence of an established practice of pushbacks at the Greek-Turkish land border and demonstrate a lack of access to domestic remedies in Greece for survivors. VATHY, 25th July 2023 – I Have Rights (IHR), a [...]

July 25th, 2023|General News, Strategic Litigation|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

July 3rd, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

June 28th, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

“They are killing minds”- Life in the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre

In a report out on International Refugee Day, I Have Rights shares testimonies of people held in the EU-Funded Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC). Vathy, 20th August 2023 (International Refugee Day) - A report out today provides testimony from people who are or have been accommodated in [...]

June 20th, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Policy Brief on evidence of Aegean pushbacks

Following the video evidence published on May 19th by the New York Times,  I Have Rights (IHR) and the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) sent a joint briefing to Members of Parliament, sharing data and testimonies of survivors of pushbacks in the Aegean recorded over the last two years. [...]

June 7th, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Submission to the European Commission for the Have Your Say initiative on fighting human trafficking.

The European Commission recently decided to review the EU Anti-Trafficking directive, and IHR has provided feedback on the proposed revisions. We believe that survivors of trafficking should be given the opportunity to disclose their experiences at all points of the asylum procedure. As the Northern Aegean islands are [...]

May 23rd, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Input to the OHCHR Secretary-General Report on the Human Rights of Migrants: Key challenges relating to immigration detention in Greece

Joint submission from I Have Rights and Mobile Info Team, with the support of the Border Violence Monitoring Network. In this submission we present key challenges and recommendations relating to formal immigration detention and de facto detention in Greece. We identify systemic challenges, as well as contextual differences, in [...]

May 19th, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Letter from people in the Samos CCAC

This letter was shared with us from people that are currently protesting in the Samos Closed Controlled Access Center (CCAC). With their permission, we are sharing it here. AGENDA OF THE PROTEST Greetings from the Concern Asylum Seekers of the Samos Camp. For quite too long, we have been [...]

May 4th, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Joint Statement: Call for the Closure of the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre

As actors on the island who work to defend the rights of people on the move, we are deeply concerned about the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre’s (CCAC) compliance with human rights standards and have, since its opening, called for its closure and for people to be accommodated within [...]

May 3rd, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments
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