What makes I Have Rights a significant actor on Samos?

Preparing asylum seekers for their asylum interview and informing them about their rights is fundamental for them to have a chance to obtain an international protection. With the increase in the number of arrivals to Samos over the last months and the few legal actors remaining on the island, providing asylum seekers with legal information is now even more important. In addition, since the Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) of Samos opened in September 2021, the rights of people-on-the-move are further violated. The right to access a fair asylum procedure is increasingly limited and the residents of the CCAC experience various forms of detention inside the prison-like structure. The legal support we provide along with our advocacy work and strategic litigation is essential to defend the rights of people-on-the-move on Samos.