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2017

  • 28/12/2017
    - New disciplinary investigation into alien torture by the Coast Guard
    New disciplinary investigation into alien torture by the Coast Guard at the request of the Ombudsman and conviction of Greece by the European Court of Human Rights
    From: The Greek Ombudsman
  • 27/11/2017
    - "Return of third-country nationals and the rule of law"
    On 27 November 2017, the Ombudsman organised in Athens a conference on "Return of third-country nationals and the Rule of Law". The participants discussed the challenges and guarantees for the rule of law presented by the return process and the Ombudsman's experience of exercising its mandate for external control of returns. The conference was funded by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020.
    From: The Greek Ombudsman
  • 17/11/2017
    - The Ombudsman in Central Macedonia
    The Ombudsman Andreas Pottakis, accompanied by staff members of the Independent Authority has carried out a visit in the Region of Central Macedonia in November 20-24. The Ombudsman meets with representatives of stakeholders and State Agencies in Thessaloniki to be informed on issues causing distress to citizens, as they appear through their complaints.
    From: The Greek Ombudsman
  • 20/10/2017
    - The Ombudsman hosted a European meeting on forced returns and human rights
    On 17 and 18 October 2017 the Ombudsman hosted in Athens a FReM II meeting of the European programme for the external control of forced return operations of third country nationals. Speaking at the meeting’s opening session, Mr. Andreas Pottakis underlined the particular importance of the presence of human rights monitors to return operations of third country nationals and focused on independent operations and accountability issues of the external control mechanism, at European level.
    From: The Greek Ombudsman
  • 25/09/2017
    - Modernisation of the legal recognition procedure for gender identity is indispensible
    The Ombudsman deems the draft law of the Ministry of Justice on "Legal Recognition of Gender Identity" which was recently submitted and will be discussed in the Parliament in the coming days, as a positive step.
    From: The Greek Ombudsman

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