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NGO Condemns Greek High Court Ruling over Asylum Seekers Deportation

Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international NGO that conducts research and advocacy on human rights, has condemned a Greek Council of State (CoS) ruling against two Syrian asylum seekers who were asking not to be deported back to Turkey. “Greece’s...

HRW Blasts Greece for Failing to Protect Refugee Children

Greek authorities on Lesvos have failed to protect unaccompanied children from abuse by placing them in refugee camps with unrelated adults, says Human Rights Watch (HRW). By misidentifying the children and classifying them as adults, Greek authorities have left the...

Rights Group Blasts Greece Immigrant Law

ATHENS — Rights groups have assailed plans by the Greek government to put a clause in a draft immigration law that would allow for the deportation of migrants making false claims of abuse against law enforcement officials. Human Rights Watch...

Probe Calls For Migrant Boat Sinking

International organizations are continuing their calls for an investigation into a January 20th incident off a Greek island near the coast of Turkey in which a boat full of illegal immigrants being towed by the Greek Coast Guard capsized,...

Human Rights Watch Calls on Greek MPs to Strengthen Anti-racism Bill

Human Rights Watch, a leading international nongovernmental advocacy group, on Tuesday called for Greek lawmakers to strengthen legislation meant to combat racism and xenophobia. “Greece has failed countless victims of racist and xenophobic attacks by neither investigating nor prosecuting the...

HRW Rips Police Over Immigrants

The nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch accused Greek police of violating the international human rights law and European Union regulations, regarding the policy applied for immigration control. More specifically the Greek Police is accused of racial profiling, arbitrary detention...