March 26, 2016

Greece condemned for Ineffective investigation into a racist assault on an Afghan national and his conditions of detention in an Athens police station

In the case of Sakir v. Greece (application no. 48475/09) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) and a violation of Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human Rights with regard to Mr Sakir’s conditions of detention in in the Aghios Panteleïmon police station in Athens, a violation of Article 3 of the Convention with regard to the conduct of the investigation carried out following the assault.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Group of Lawyers is moving!

The Group of Lawyers for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees has moved to new premises.

Free legal counseling will be provided from 29 March 2016 every Tuesday from 6 pm to 8pm at Lontou 6 & Mesologiou Str., Exarheia, 2nd floor.

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