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2016

  • 31/12/2016 - Special report
    - National Preventive Mechanism Against Torture and Ill-treatment - Annual Special Report 2016
    This report reflects the National Preventive Mechanism’s operation in 2016, both with regard to its visits and on-site inspections of places of detention, as well as its national and international presence, and includes interventions and recommendations regarding current policies, as well as its networking and collaborations with corresponding authorities.
  • 09/10/2016 - Special report
    - Special report on return of third country nationals
    The Greek Ombudsman, Andreas Pottakis, publicized on September 29, 2017, his special report titled “Return of third country nationals - 2016”. In his third annual report on the issue the Ombudsman notes that the number of forced returns operations has decreased, in 2016, whereas the number of detainees has increased. The Ombudsman also notes the lack of adequate and timely information provided to third country nationals regarding the removal operation as well as the wrongful use of handcuffs as a standard procedure without individual assessment of its necessity. At a European level, the Ombudsman observes the problems in managing mixed flows of both migrants and asylum seekers along the south east borders of the EU and calls for the strengthening of an external control mechanism to monitor the return operations.

2015

  • 31/12/2015 - Special report
    - Return of third country nationals –special report 2015
    The report reflects the work of the Greek Ombudsman in 2015 on the external monitoring of forced returns, according to its special competence under Art. 23 (6) of Law 3907/2011 and Art. 8 (6) of the Return Directive. The report contains the independent authority’s findings on return operations and pre-removal detention procedures in 2015 and its recommendations for improvement of the return system’s effectiveness with respect of legality and human rights.
  • 31/12/2015 - Special report
    - Prevention of torture and ill-treatment – Special report 2015
    This report reflects the activity of the Ombudsman in 2015, as the National Torture Prevention Mechanism (NPM), according to its special competence provided by Law 4228/2014 (article 2). The NPM, during 2015, focused on three key areas: Analysing the scope and extent of its competence, good practices and search for collaborations, in the direction of the efficient exercise of the competences- defining the methodology of the investigation, collection of data, processing and presentation of findings and recommendations- establishing the criteria for prioritising the selection of the detention facilities to be visited.
  • 30/12/2015 - Special report
    - Promoting Equal Treatment- The Greek Ombudsman as a National Equality Body - Special Annual Report 2015
    Promoting Equal Treatment- The Greek Ombudsman as a National Equality Body - Special Annual Report 2015

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