UNHCR offers recommendations to Greek EU presidency on refugees
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UNHCR offers recommendations to Greek EU presidency on refugees

UN’s High Commissioner Muiznieks expressed concern about the escalation of antimigrant rhetoric in Greece Tuesday, February 04, 2014 The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has demanded from the Greek EU presidency to take initiatives to address the refugee situation, while expressing its concern about the allegations of refugees illegally being pushed back into Turkey. … Continue reading

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

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