Does UNHCR enable the torture of refugees by Greek police?

UNHCR has consistently and strongly criticised the Greek government and its uniformed officers for their barbaric, illegal, pushbacks against people who arrive in Greece. So why does UNHCR Greece hand the same authorities details about the locations of those men, women and children? A boat carrying 38 people, amongst them at least 17 children andContinue reading “Does UNHCR enable the torture of refugees by Greek police?”

⚠️Urgent Appeal, 90 People In Imminent Danger Of Being Pushed Back From Kos⚠️

Earlier today, Saturday May 7th, a sailboat carrying approximately 90 people, amongst them 30 children, was forced to go towards land on Kos due to engine problems. They arrived in a remote area on kos, south west of Limnionas beach, in a rocky area, luckily everyone made it ashore with only minor casualties. A child,Continue reading “⚠️Urgent Appeal, 90 People In Imminent Danger Of Being Pushed Back From Kos⚠️”

Groundbreaking decision in our first pushback case before the European Court of Human Rights

Last week, we asked the European Court of Human Rights to intervene with an urgent measure under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court to prevent the pushback of four asylum-seekers from Greek territory (Aegean islands). Initially, the Court issued a provisional decision, asking to the Greek Government information about the steps that had beenContinue reading “Groundbreaking decision in our first pushback case before the European Court of Human Rights”

Beaten, robbed and forced to paddle themselves by hand back to Turkey: Greece’s government continues its barbaric pushbacks regime

Even as Greek politicians – and others from across Europe – said they would obey international law by welcoming people fleeing terror and chaos in Ukraine, the Greek government was beating, robbing, humiliating and risking the lives of men, women and children from other parts of the world, who are searching for safety. On FebruaryContinue reading “Beaten, robbed and forced to paddle themselves by hand back to Turkey: Greece’s government continues its barbaric pushbacks regime”

An Important Step Forward In Our Fight Against Pushbacks!

At the beginning of this week, we asked the European Court of Human Rights to intervene with an urgent measure under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court to prevent the pushback of four asylum-seekers from Greek territory (Aegean islands). In reply to our request, the Court has issued a provisional decision asking the GreekContinue reading “An Important Step Forward In Our Fight Against Pushbacks!”