September 21, 2010

UNHCR says asylum situation in Greece is 'a humanitarian crisis'

Briefing Notes, 21 September 2010

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards to whom quoted text may be attributed at the press briefing, on 21 September 2010, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR is today calling on Greece to urgently accelerate implementation of its planned asylum reform. This is in light of the continued absence in Greece of a functioning asylum system, an issue with important implications for the wider EU.

September 15, 2010

Welcome to madness: The role of Greece as the gatekeeper of Fortress Europe

"Welcome to madness : The role of Greece as the gatekeeper of Fortress Europe" is a thesis written by Georgia Dekavalla and Sara Sabzian in the framework of their studies at Linnaeus University. The paper aims to gain an insight into the reality that migrants are faced with when searching for a better life in Europe based on a field study conducted in Athens in the spring of 2010.

September 7, 2010

Report of the Group of Lawyers on the situation of Dublin returnees in Greece submitted to the ECHR

The Group of Lawyers for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees published the following report on the occasion of a Dublin returnees case from Netherlands to Greece before the European Court of Human Rights.