Greece


Greece’s Use Of Violence On Civilians As A Method Of Coup Proofing

The Issue A recent Amnesty International Report has criticized Greece for its continued culture of abuse and impunity within governmental authorities like the police. The most recent issues to hit the international media were the allegations of excessive force used to quell peaceful (or largely peaceful) protests, as well as […]


Rights Group Call For End Of Greece’s Containment Policy

Around 20 human rights groups called on the Greek government and the European Union to find a solution for the thousands of refugees stuck on Greek islands without shelter before the weather worsens. According to these groups, including Amnesty International, Oxfam, Human Rights Watch, Greek Council for Refugees, and others, […]


Hate Crimes Against Migrants And Refugees Increase In Greece

Members of anti-racist activist groups in Greece are scheduling protests after the latest hate crime in their community. On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, two migrant workers from Pakistan, Vakas Hussein and Ashfak Mahmoud were attacked by a group of men. The attack occurred in a field in Aspropyros, near the […]


EU-Turkey Deal Is A Violation Of Human Rights

The Syrian-Turkish border has been closed for over 2 years. Yet, with the Syrian-Jordan border seriously restricted, Lebanon saturated with refugees, and the war extending into Iraq, asylum seekers are desperate to reach Europe. Over the last two years, however, the European governments have taken increasingly controversial measures to ensure the […]


80% Of Migrants Arriving In Greece, Italy, And Malta Are Seeking Asylum

A report entitled ‘Mapping Refugee Reception in the Mediterranean’ released on Friday 7 July 2017 challenges the misconception that the majority of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean into Europe labelled as economic migrants. The report reveals more than 84% of the estimated 1,008,616 arrivals in Greece, Italy […]


Cyprus Reunification Peace Talks Resume

The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday, June 28th to resume peace talks to resolve the four decades-long dispute dividing Cyprus. Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci will be joined at the Swiss mountain resort of Crans-Montana by the foreign ministers of the three guarantor powers […]