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General News2022-08-26T10:15:27+00:00

Frontex fails to report potential violations of human rights

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

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 - [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Open Letter to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Solidarity from Samos for those struggling in Eleonas camp

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

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 [...]

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

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

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), [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Criminalisation of Asylum Seekers: The #Samos2 trial

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

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 [...]

LGBTQIA+ Cases In The Asylum Procedure

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: General News|

This blogpost is based on the report "Naming and Shaming - Harmful asylum procedures for sexual orientation and gender identity claims on Lesvos" by Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid. We want to give an overview of the important findings from their research on sexual orientation and gender identity claims [...]

Unaccompanied minors in the Closed Controlled Access Centre of Samos

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: General News|

Additional Submission to the Committee of the Rights of the Child regarding Greece’s non-compliance with the Convention. 3rd of May 2022 Still I Rise, an international non-profit organisation providing education and safety to refugee children in their Mazi Centre on Samos, and I HAVE RIGHTS., a non-profit refugee [...]

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