A Syrian refugee ,victim of informal forced return from Greece to Turkey, is among the earthquake victims in the city of Afrin
Push backs-collective expulsions
25 Jan: Presentation of the Recording Mechanism of Incidents of Informal Forced Returns and its first Interim Report
RSA is a member of the Registration Mechanism.
What remains to be decided are its accompanying measures
Campaign for Access to Asylum
According to all indications the person has been unlawfully pushed back to Turkey.
05 Oct: Stop immediately the pushbacks that endanger human lives and discredit the country internationally
The way in which the Ministry of Migration handled last month’s case concerning the Syrian people who were left stranded for days in Evros, while sparking a general public outcry, cannot but cause concern and call for reflection.
Athens, 11/7/2022 Moderation: Dimitris Angelidis, Journalist Giorgos Tsarbopoulos, former Greece Representative, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees I want to…
Today’s judgment from the ECtHR comes eight years following the tragic incident. It vindicates the victims by awarding compensation from the Greek State and brings to light an issue systematically concealed in public discourse: push backs and systematic deterrence practices which put lives at risk on a daily basis in Evros and the Aegean.
24 Jun: Systemic breaches of the rule of law and of the EU asylum acquis at Greece’s borders brought before the European Parliament
six Greek civil society organisations, members of the Informal Forced Returns Recording Mechanism established by the Greek National Commission for Human Rights in response to systematic push back allegations in the country, submitted a briefing to the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), covering systemic breaches of the rule of law and the EU acquis by Greek authorities.
07 Apr: National Transparency Authority should publish the full investigation regarding pushbacks in accordance with the principle of transparency
National Transparency Authority should publish the full investigation regarding pushbacks in accordance with the principle of transparency Download the Press…