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. 

Joint Statement: Lack of interpretation services lengthens existing delays to access asylum and leaves people without protection

On 14th May the main provider of interpreters to the Greek asylum service, Metadrasi, announced the suspension of its services in both Reception and Identification Centres (RICs) and the Asylum Service, due to months of delay in payment by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum (MoMA). As a [...]

May 29th, 2024|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

I Have Rights calls on the UN Special Rapporteur to Investigate Greece’s Treatment of Trafficking Survivors on Samos

In a recent communication to the Special Rapporteur, I Have Rights urgently called for an investigation into Greece's treatment of survivors of human trafficking on the island of Samos. This plea comes as a follow-up to an initial confidential complaint dated 23 October 2022, which highlighted systemic failures [...]

May 16th, 2024|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Call for Solidarity at the ‘Pylos 9’ Trial

15 May 2024 - On Tuesday 21 May 2024, the trial of 9 of the survivors (the ‘Pylos 9’) from the shipwreck of the fishing vessel “Adriana”, that occurred on 14 June 2023 in international waters near Pylos, is scheduled to take place before the Three Member Felony [...]

May 15th, 2024|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

European Court of Human Rights again condemns Greece’s Treatment of an asylum seeker on Samos

Samos, 19 April 2024 – Yesterday, in the case of, A.R. and Others v. Greece (Appl. No. Applications nos. 59841/19 and 2 others) the European Court of Human Rights delivered a decisive verdict, condemning the treatment of three asylum seekers in the hotspots of Kos, Samos and Chios. [...]

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

Systemic unaccountability at the EU’s external border: missed opportunities of the European Ombudsperson’s decision on Frontex’s SAR role and obligations in the Aegean region

Today, I Have Rights, Legal Centre Lesvos and de:border // migration justice publish a joint statement highlighting systemic unaccountability at the EU's external border. The statement is in response to the European Ombudsperson’s decision, published on 28 February 2024, following its own-initiative strategic inquiry concerning the role of [...]

April 8th, 2024|Advocacy, General News|0 Comments

Joint Statement: Calling MEPs to Reject Schengen Borders Code

85 Civil Society Organisations Call on MEPs to Uphold Fundamental Rights and Reject the Harmful Schengen Borders Code Recast. Despite repeated warnings from Civil Society Organisations, EU lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Schengen Borders Code reform which will be voted on in the LIBE Committee next [...]

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