October 18, 2014

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Greece

Strasbourg, 16.10.2014 – The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its eleventh visit to Greece, which took place in April 2013, together with the response of the Greek authorities.

The visit took place two years after the CPT had issued a public statement in which it had expressed serious concerns regarding the lack of effective action to tackle systemic deficiencies concerning the conditions of detention of irregular migrants and the situation in the prisons. Regrettably, the findings of the 2013 visit demonstrate clearly that the situation has not improved. Further, the problem of ill-treatment by the police appears to be growing and there is little evidence that allegations of ill-treatment are investigated promptly and thoroughly, leading to some police officers believing they can act with impunity.

October 7, 2014

Change of date for the provision of legal counseling by the Group of Lawyers


The Group of Lawyers for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees 
will provide from now on
free legal counseling to migrants and refugees 

EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 6 p.m to 8 p.m 
at Ktirio 11, Rethymnou 11 and Ioulianou Street.