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2019

  • 31/12/2019 - Special report
    - Special Report 2019 on Returns of Third Country Nationals
    The decrease in forced returns and the increase in administrative detention in the year 2019 was highlighted by the Greek Ombudsman in his special report on returns of third country nationals. The Greek Ombudsman, in the capacity of the National Mechanism for monitoring forced returns on the basis of EU law, confirms a trend of disproportionate increase in administrative detention in the recent years and expects a further increase due to the legislative amendments in 2019. Also, in 2019 the dysfunctions in asylum procedures continue to have a negative effect on the legal safety in relation to returns. The reduced number of returnees, the increase in administrative detention, the shortcomings in health and interpretation services, poor living conditions but also a certain improvement in organising returns, are some of the key findings in the monitoring conducted by the independent authority. The report focuses on the European developments for the enhanced role of FRONTEX in border protection and refers to the Greek Ombudsman’s initiative for networking with independent authorities in other member-states and the Council of Europe, aiming at achieving safeguards of independence in monitoring and enhancing transparency in the EU system of returns of third country nationals to their countries of origin.
    From: The Greek Ombudsman
  • 31/12/2019 - Special report
    - Equal Treatment - Special Report 2019
    In 2019, the Greek Ombudsman recorded an increase of 31% -in comparison to 2018- in citizens' reports on issues of equal treatment by public bodies and individuals. This has been the largest increase since 2016 - when the Independent Authority was entrusted with the relevant responsibility.
    From: The Greek Ombudsman
  • 11/07/2019 - Special report
    - Annual Report 2018 - Rights of Children on the Move
    Annual Report 2018 - Rights of Children on the Move
    From: The Greek Ombudsman
  • 25/02/2019 - Special report
    - Relocation Revisited The Greek Case
    The Greek Ombudsman published a report on the EU Relocation Programme for asylum seekers, on the occasion of the Regional Board of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) meeting in Athens on February 20, 2019. An assessment of the EU emergency measure of relocating asylum seekers form Greece to other Member-states was assigned to the Ombudsman by the IOI European Regional Board. Mr. Andreas Pottakis, participating in the Board, presented the report in their meeting in Brussels in October 2018 and also sent it to the Greek Minister for Migration, Dimitris Vitsas.
    From: The Greek Ombudsman

2018

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