Greece

Reply to the Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean (Greece)

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, in reply to Mr Miltiadis VARVITSIOTIS, Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean (Greece) Read the reply...
Letter to Greek Ministers

Greece must end collective expulsions

14/1/2014 Strasbourg
"The large number of reported collective expulsions by Greece of migrants, including a large number of Syrians fleeing war violence, and allegations of ill-treatment of migrants by members of the...
Report on Greece

Greece must curb hate crime and combat impunity

16/04/2013 Strasbourg
"Democracy in Greece is seriously threatened by the upsurge of hate crime and a weak state response. Sustained and concerted action, notably by the police and the courts, is necessary to protect...
Visit to Greece

Racist violence a real threat to democracy in Greece

01/02/2013 Strasbourg
"Impunity for the rising number of racist crimes in Greece has to end. The police, prosecutors and courts need to become fully acquainted with and give effect to existing anti-racism legislation,...

Letter to the Minister for Citizen Protection of Greece

[13/04/2010] Letter from Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, to Mr Mihalis Chrysochoidis, Minister for Citizen Protection of Greece

Letter to the Deputy Minister of Interior, Decentralization and e-Governance of Greece

[13/04/2010] Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Ms Theodora Tzakri, Deputy Minister of Interior, Decentralization and e-Governance of Greece

Letter to the Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights of Greece

[13/04/2010] Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Haris Kastanidis, Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights of Greece

Greece: “More and strenuous efforts are needed to protect minority rights” says Commissioner Hammarberg

Strasbourg, 19.02.2009 – "Effective protection of minority rights is a fundamental pillar of pluralist societies. Greece still needs to make more and strenuous efforts to ensure that these rights...

"Greece must uphold all asylum-seekers’ rights" says Commissioner Hammarberg in a new report

[04/02/09] "The situation of asylum seekers in Greece is critical. The authorities must urgently improve the asylum system, guaranteeing the full respect of international human rights standards....

Letter to the Minister of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation of Greece

[19/12/2007] Letter addressed to Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Minister of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation of Greece, from Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for...

Follow-up report on the Hellenic Republic

[29/03/2006] Follow-up report on the Hellenic Republic (2002-2005): Assessment of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Letter to the Minister of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation of Greece

[01/12/2006] Letter addressed to Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Minister of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation of Greece, by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for...

Report on the Hellenic Republic

[17/07/2002] Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to the Hellenic Republic (2-5 June 2002)