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A gamble with the right to asylum in Europe. Greek asylum policy and the Dublin II Regulation

Document number
1954
Date
2008
Title
A gamble with the right to asylum in Europe. Greek asylum policy and the Dublin II Regulation
Author/publisher
Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS), the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), and
Availability
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Document type(s)
Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
Migrant rights; Migration management; Comprehensive approach to migration; Migration policy; Restrictive migration measures, Irregular Migration, Feminization of migration, Economic migration, Labour migration, Free movement, Undocumented migrants; Undocumented labour;
Summary
The purpose of this report is to help shed light on the conditions for asylum seekers in Greece, so that states participating in the "Dublin cooperation" may have a better basis on which to determine whether, under present circumstances, they want, or can, carry out the Dublin II Regulation with regard to Greece. Based on our investigations we strongly caution against carrying out the Regulation until Greek authorities have made extensive reforms of the asylum system, until there are sufficient indications that legal obligations are being fulfilled in practice. The conclusions of the report are founded on both the organizations' own fact-finding mission to Greece in March 2008 and other sources concerning the treatment of asylum seekers in Greece.
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