Wednesday Jul 23, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
29o C
22o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Greece should improve migrant detention, UN group says

A group of United Nations independent experts on Thursday said that Greece should improve detention conditions for migrants. The experts also reported that the country should implement recent legislation in view of enhancing screening procedures for asylum-seekers.

In most detention facilities visited by the Working Group, the conditions fall far below international rights standards, including in terms of severe overcrowding, noted Vladimir Tochilovsky, a member of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, in statement released by the United Nations.

According to the international organization, the groups members found pre-trial and convicted prisoners in the same cell, for instance, while undocumented migrants were mixed with criminal detainees, in violation of national and international standards.

The group, which visited detention centers in Athens, Alexandroupoli, Orestiada, Komotini, Soufli, Thessaloniki and the island of Samos, found that few of the detainees were aware of their right to legal assistance.

During their visit to Greece, members of the group also met with local authorities as well civil society and international organizations.

At the same time, the group hailed the government's decision to develop a new asylum service department to establish the first reception service in charge of screening procedures.

ekathimerini.com , Friday February 1, 2013 (15:03)  
Finance Minister, MPs to finalize overhaul of party funding laws
EU envoy sees clear progress on immigration, asylum
Coalition split over civil service evaluation scheme
Golden Dawn using legal tricks to delay trial
Number of firms filing for bankruptcy in Greece drops
The number of companies that filed for bankruptcy in Greece last year declined by 5.5 percent from 2012, according to ICAP Group data released on Tuesday by the Federation of Business Inform...
TAIPED finally finds suitors for Afandou properties
Following the third sale announcement, state privatization fund TAIPED has managed to find five candidate buyers for the two plots up for grabs at Afandou on Rhodes. The fund announced on Tu...
Inside Business
TRACK & FIELD
Athens, the Marathon capital of the world for good
Paco Borao, the man who restored Athens as the Marathon capital of the world with the establishment at the Olympic Sports Center of the headquarters of the International Association of Marat...
TRACK & FIELD
Pole vault record on same day as three doping cases
Greek track and field had a mixed weekend, as on the same day as Katerina Stefanidi matched the national record in pole vault as well as the leading result in Europe so far this season, thre...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Unequal after death
The dead are dead and the slain are slain, whether they are Malaysian, Dutch, Palestinian or Israeli, whether they are the innocent victims of a civilian plane that is shot down (we still do...
EDITORIAL
Chinese investment
The relationship between Greece and China has become one of major strategic importance. Beijing threw its support behind Athens during a period when the country was going through particularl...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Number of firms filing for bankruptcy in Greece drops
2. TAIPED finally finds suitors for Afandou properties
3. Traders say last weekend proved Sunday opening is pointless
4. Fight for ADMIE privatization ends
5. Strategy focuses on debt sustainability
6. Minor gains at the end of up-and-down bourse session
more news
Today
This Week
1. Unequal after death
2. Greek sovereign debt at 174.1 percent of GDP in first quarter
3. Chinese investment
4. Greeks getting better at recycling, though still Europe's laggards
5. Shares in Greek renewable energy firm drop in trade debut
6. Piraeus prosecutor investigating use of funds for building renovation
Today
This Week
1. Ex-Credit Suisse banker taps lesson for Greek rebound
2. The cost of excellence
3. Greece seen in third bailout as bonds not enough, economists say
4. Summer storms cause problems in Thessaloniki, spread across the country
5. Climber dies in Mount Olympus fall
6. Greek banks able to tap investors after stress tests, HFSF Says
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.