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2018

  • 07/12/2018
    - National Preventive Mechanism Against Torture and Ill-treatment - Annual Special Reports 2016 & 2017
    In 2014, the Greek Ombudsman was appointed as the National Preventive Mechanism Against Torture and Ill-Treatment (OPCAT), ie the independent, national, monitoring body of the conditions in detention facilities. The OPCAT special reports of 2016 and 2017 not only accurately portray the existing conditions at the detention facilities, but also are the basis upon which any further effort to develop better conditions with respect for human rights can be organized.
  • 28/11/2018
    - “External monitoring on Forced Returns of 3rd country nationals and strengthening fundamental rights”
    Conference on the external monitoring of FR and the strengthening of fundamental rights was organised by the Greek Ombudsman on Monday 26 November at the National Research Foundation (L. Vasileos Konstantinou 48). The conference, which was funded by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), presented the findings of the recently adopted Special Report of the Ombudsman on return of third country nationals for 2017. The report analyses the problems of forced return and readmission of 3rd country nationals to Turkey. At the European level, the Ombudsman expresses its concern about the declarations of effectiveness of the return system, if it is not accompanied by guarantees of fundamental rights.
  • 15/11/2018
    - The Ombudsman’s visit to Moscow
    Closer cooperation for the protection of human rights was at the epicentre of the Ombudsman’s visit to Moscow. The Greek Ombudsman Andreas Pottakis, a guest of his Russian counterpart Tatiana Moskalkova, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, gave a speech at the international conference held in Moscow on 8 November 2018 on the strengthening of cooperation between Ombudsmen for the protection of human rights in the strategic region of Eurasia.
  • 15/11/2018
    - National programme for the storage of stem cells proposed by the Ombudsman
    The immediate drafting of a national programme for the storage of umbilical cord blood (UCB) and a coordinated campaign to inform the public of its importance on the basis of the principle of social solidarity, has been proposed by the Ombudsman.
  • 08/11/2018
    - The Ombudsman in Peloponnese
    Members of the Ombudsman staff set off on a visit in the Region of Peloponnese on Monday, November 12. They carried out investigations and mediations relevant to citizens’ complaints as well as meetings with local stakeholders, representatives of civil society as well as complainants.

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