The Advocacy Team works to end detention of people on the move, to end pushbacks and to fortify access to asylum through a fair asylum procedure and independent legal support. Through advocacy, I Have Rights aims to raise awareness, pressure political actors, make recommendations for change, as well as give people seeking safety space to share their experiences and amplify their voices. 

Degrading conditions in Samos CCAC: The European Court of Human Rights grants Interim Measures

The European Court of Human Rights has granted Interim Measures with regards to a mother and baby held in the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre. The Court orders the Greek Authorities to accommodate the Applicants in safe and suitable accommodation. Samos, 7 February 2024 - On 05/02/2024, in [...]

February 7th, 2024|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Joint Statement: Call for Human Rights in Samos CCAC

31st January 2024 - Today, civil society organisations unite their voices to denounce the inhumane and degrading living conditions in the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) and the continued failure to uphold human rights standards. We, the undersigned organisations, once again call for the closure of the [...]

January 31st, 2024|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Greek Ombudsman finds that CCAC is unlawfully restricting access to lawyers

Following a joint complaint made by Avocats Sans Frontieres France, I Have Rights and Human Rights Legal Project, the Greek Ombudsman has found that the Reception and Identification Service (RIS) of the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) unlawfully restricts lawyers’ access to [...]

January 26th, 2024|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

European Court of Human Rights Condemns Greece’s Treatment of an Unaccompanied Child on Samos

Samos, 18 January 2024 – Today, in the case of T.K. v. Greece (Application No. 16112/20), the European Court of Human Rights delivered a decisive verdict, condemning the treatment of an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child on the Greek island of Samos. The Court found that the wrong registration of [...]

January 19th, 2024|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Joint Policy Paper: The EU Screening Regulation

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 [...]

November 30th, 2023|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments
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