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Racist Violence Recording Network expresses concern over xenophobic reactions against refugees


In recent weeks, the Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) has witnessed an increasing number of xenophobic and racist incidents,

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We, the undersigned organizations working in the area of human rights, express our gravest concerns regarding the recent arrests in Istanbul of over 6,000 migrants and refugees, among whom Syrian refugees.

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Urgent appeal of humanitarian and human rights organizations for Carola Rackete

On  June 30, Carola Rackete, captain of the Sea-Watch 3 rescue boat, disembarked 42 people to Lampedusa. People who had  fled Libya and were rescued in the Mediterranean

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Conditions at Moria are “shameful”


19 NGOs decry conditions at the site, now worse than ever, and call for sustainable solutions to both decongest the islands and improve conditions across first receptions centres in North Aegean Sea.

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Joint call to the Greek authorities to end trade with the illegal Israeli settlements


As we mark Israel’s 50th year of occupation of the Palestinian Territory this year, Israel continues to violate international law and Palestinian human rights without accountability.

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Common Press Release about violent incidents in Moria, Lesvos

We express our deepest concern in relation to the information, complaints and testimonies about violence and abuse by the Hellenic Police in the detention center in Moria, Lesvos.

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Blocking of EU Human rights diplomacy in favour of authoritarian countries undermines Greece’s solvency and political leadership

The decision of the Greek Government to block the joint EU statement with regard to the human rights situation in China and Egypt before the UN Human Rights Council’s 35thsession in June

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Report on racist violence in Aspropyrgos

Common statement

On Monday 19/06/2017, the prosecutor of the Supreme Court Mrs. Demetriou met in her office representatives of agencies and organizations (Hellenic League for Human Rights,

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More refoulements of Turkish asylum seekers in Evros


A few days ago HLHR publicized a complaint that concerned the informal refoulement of Turkish citizens seeking international protection from the state, from Greece back to Turkey. One of them is already held in a Turkish prison, and no further communication with him is possible.

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Coordinated refoulements to Turkey?

Athens, May 29th, 2017

The Hellenic League for Human Rights has received allegations concerning the refoulement of Turkish asylum seekers in Evros

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European Council meeting: over 150 NGOs urge EU leaders to stop violating migrants rights

On the occasion of the 9 and 10 March European Council meeting, HLHR

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Press conference: The Rule of Law with Regards to the Possible Extradition of 8 Turkish Officials

“We cannot allow the eight to be extradited to Turkey. We can’t sacrifice our values, because it’s dangerous.”

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