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.
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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The report entitled “The Items Bank and the new naturalization system: a critical assessment” is published as part of the project “Citizenship in practice”, implemented under the Active citizens fund program, by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity in partnership with the Hellenic League for Human Rights.
Specifically, it is part of the action “monitoring and highlighting issues in the procedure for granting citizenship” and is published in view of the first examinations for acquiring the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (Π.Ε.Γ.Π.) on May 16 2021, with the aim of raising some of the important issues concerning the upcoming written test included in the new naturalization system.
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.
In our last report, published one year ago, we argued that the movement of refugees and migrants towards Europe was openly dealt in terms of security;
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
This text has been drafted to provide a critical understanding of the new regulatory framework on the reception and the procedures which apply to asylum and relevant issues.
On the occasion of the conviction of Greece following the European Court of Human Rights΅― judgment regarding ‘civil unions’ (Vallianatos and others vs. Greece, 7.11.2013), the Hellenic League