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Civil Rights – Discrimination

Greece : Report unveils human rights violations stemming from austerity policy

Greece : Report unveils human rights violations stemming from austerity policy

Paris, 18 December 2014 – Austerity measures adopted in response to the economic crisis have adversely impacted human rights, such as the rights to work and health

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When Art Serves Foreign Policy

When Art Serves Foreign Policy

Press Release

30 October 2014 Following an intervention by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7 Greek short films were withdrawn last week from the international film festival ‘Other Movie’

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Arrest of a 27 year old for mocking a late monk of the Greek Orthodox Church

Arrest of a 27 year old for mocking a late monk of the Greek Orthodox Church

On September 21st the department for the cyber crime of the Greek police arrested a 27 year old man accusing him of blasphemy against a late monk (elder Paisios) of the Greek Orthodox Church.

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Statement to the UN Committee against Torture

Statement to the UN Committee against Torture

The Hellenic League for Human Rights, founded in 1936, is the oldest Greek Non-Governmental Organization in the field of human rights.

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The Downfall of Rights: Torture and Deportations

The Downfall of Rights: Torture and Deportations

Press Release

In two recent decisions (17th January 17th), the European Court of Human Rights sheds light on the rights situation in Greece during the crisis.

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Racism is the real defect

Racism is the real defect

Press Release

On October 31, 2004, the Archibishop of Athens declared, while preaching, that homosexuality is an evident sin and a defect. He also defended the right of representatives

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Deep concern at the continuing humanitarian crisis

Deep concern at the continuing humanitarian crisis

On 27 October 2004, the Board of the Hellenic League for Human Rights, issued the following press release

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Statement by Non-Governmental Organizations about the Olympic Games

Statement by Non-Governmental Organizations about the Olympic Games

In August and September (2004) the Olympic and Special Olympic Games will take place in Athens. This will be the most important sports event worldwide, and it is expected to draw

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Anti-terrorism law

Anti-terrorism law

The Hellenic League for Human Rights expresses its concern about the adoption of the new anti-terrorism law. First of all, because the introduction of the legislation — despite the fact that it related to crucial aspects

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Unprecedented conviction for an opinion crime

Unprecedented conviction for an opinion crime

The Hellenic League of Human Rights cannot help voicing its concern and surprise for a conviction imposed for the circulation of a brochure stating that there are other languages spoken in Greece

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