On 20 February 2023, the Hellenic League for Human Rights proceeded with a submission to the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the ECtHR, in accordance with Rule 9.2 of the Rules of the Committee of Ministers Concerning the judgment Safi and Others v Greece (5418/15).
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in its judgment Safi and Others v Greece, App No 5418/15, 7.7.2022, examined the application of 14 refugees supported by our organisation on violation of articles 2 (right to life) and 3 (prohibition of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court held the Greek authorities responsible for the shipwreck that took place on Farmakonisi on 20 January 2014 following the involvement of a Coast Guard vessel, which led to the tragic drowning of eight children and three women, refugees from Afghanistan.
After two years of continuous research, recording and substantial interventions in the process of granting citizenship in our country, we are publishing our final report. The text Towards Improving Access to Greek Citizenship attempts to include all the experience of monitoring the new naturalization system as a whole and synthesize the conclusions drawn from the individual actions of the project during the past two years.
Athens, 28 March 2023: On 17 March, the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR) sent a joint letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of migrants, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe and the European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs.
Communication with the DGI Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Department for the Execution of Judgments of the ECtHR.
This submission has to be read in relation to the report submitted on the 3rd September 2018 and its addendum of the 16th October 2020 on the Nisiotis group of cases regarding the conditions of detention in prisons in Greece. It aims to provide further information on the current state of the art in relation to detention conditions in Greece and the observance of Art. 3 and to comment on legislative measures taken by the government.
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Report submitted to Council of Europe, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Department for the Execution of Judgments of the ECHR, for the review procedure on “the Nisiotis group of cases” by the Committee of Ministers.
Children’s Rights during the Crisis
Professor, University of Macedonia, President of the Hellenic League for Human Rights
PhD Candidate, Panteion University, Member of the Hellenic League for Human Rights
The research programme “Teacher suppΟrt Confronting Social INequalities” (TOCSIN, 3708) studies the consequences of the continuously growing financial crisis on vulnerable population groups of preschool and early school age.
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
Meeting with Mr Cephas Lumina, UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights
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.