Greece convicted again for discrimination against gay couples
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Greece convicted again for discrimination against gay couples

Greece’s conviction by the European Court of Human Rights paves the way for the legal recognition of homosexual relationships. Greece was convicted for excluding homosexual couples from the 2008 Cohabitation Agreement. By Dimitris Angelidis A decision of the European Court of Human Rights that is of historical importance for the Greek gay rights movement: Greece … Continue reading

“Migrants are trapped between Greece and Turkey” says International Federation for Human Rights
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“Migrants are trapped between Greece and Turkey” says International Federation for Human Rights

“Tighter controls at the border between Greece and Turkey are forcing many people fleeing conflict to use increasingly dangerous routes.” By Yannis Elafros The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR), and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) published yesterday a joint communication in Paris expressing their concern about the … Continue reading

Refugee Centre in Lavrio on the brink of collapse
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Refugee Centre in Lavrio on the brink of collapse

The lack of Administrative Committee jeopardizes the asylum-seekers’ unit in Lavrio Lina Giannarou Meat has not been available for months. Bread has not been available for approximately 15 days. It is a month since any hygiene-related supplies arrived. Recently, medication, too, has been cut off. During the last few months, all the suppliers have interrupted … Continue reading

NGO claims Greek authorities are ‘pushing back’ Syrian refugees
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NGO claims Greek authorities are ‘pushing back’ Syrian refugees

Migrants claim they were beaten on uninhabited island before being cast adrift in Turkish waters In one incident, refugees say there were detained incommunicado and subjected to severe beatings on an uninhabited island after being apprehended by the Greek authorities before being set adrift in Turkish waters Refugees attempting to enter Greece are being systematically, illegally … Continue reading