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Stuck in a revolving door – a Human Rights Watch report on Iraqis and other migrants at the Greece/Turkey entrance to the EU

Posted by clandestina on 29 November 2008

 

cover_6731This 123 page report, available in Greek, Turkish and English, has just been published by Human Rights Watch.  It is about: 

[…] obstacles placed at the Greek entrance to the EU that prevent Iraqis and other asylum seekers and migrants from entering the European Union or that summarily expel them when they do. It includes testimonies from Iraqis and other asylum seekers and migrants on both sides of the Greek-Turkish border about pushbacks and summary expulsions from Greece, inhuman and degrading conditions of detention in Greece, Greek police and coast guard brutality and harassment, and the blocking of access to asylum in Greece as well as the denial of asylum and other forms of protection to those needing it.  

This report is also about abusive treatment of migrants by Turkish border authorities in the border region with Greece, including inhuman and degrading conditions of detention in direct violation of Turkey’s obligations under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR).  

excerpt from the report’s Summary

To download any of the versions, visit the HRW website

3 Responses to “Stuck in a revolving door – a Human Rights Watch report on Iraqis and other migrants at the Greece/Turkey entrance to the EU”

  1. […] & research No Comments  We copy here this article from the Human Rights Watch website – here is an older post with links to a report about the situtation in Greece by the same NGO.  What the […]

  2. […] them have received a negative response. Human Rights Watch also took over the case. In the report “Stuck in a revolving door” reads: ” Greece denies protection to those vulnerable and abuses those in detention”.  […]

  3. name said

    I want to say thanks!,

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