In general, every person who believes that his or her rights under the European Convention of Human Rights are being violated can submit an urgent complaint. This violation must be still ongoing at the moment of the urgent complaint. In addition, there must be a “real risk of irreparable harm”, which can be of physical, mental or financial nature.
However, our legal team can only assist people living in the refugee camps on the Greek island of Samos. Our experience shows that the submission of urgent complaints only works for people with specific vulnerabilities such as pregnant women, unaccompanied minors, elderly people and people with serious medical conditions.
By cooperating with professionals and NGOs working in the field, we hope to be able to support more individuals with our work in the future.