Top Greek Court annuls island restriction for new asylum seekers

Top Greek Court annuls island restriction for new asylum seekers

On Tuesday, the Greek Council of State issued a decision annulling the Asylum Service Director Decision which imposed a geographical restriction on asylum seekers arriving on the islands of Lesvos, Rhodes, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos after 20 March 2016. The Council...
Op-Ed: Moria 35 – Trial at the Gates of Fortress Europe

Op-Ed: Moria 35 – Trial at the Gates of Fortress Europe

Op-ed by Carlos Orjuela and Lorraine Leete of Legal Centre Lesbos. “On the 20 April, we are scheduled to attend trial in Chios after waiting nine months, trapped on Lesvos, while 30 of our brothers unjustly have waited in prison for this same time period.  Our...
Mounting evidence of crimes against migrants in Yemen

Mounting evidence of crimes against migrants in Yemen

UNHCR and Human Rights Watch have reported on the situation for African migrants and asylum seekers in Yemen this week. Many migrants are arrested, detained in inhumane conditions, abused, sent out to sea in dangerous mass deportations and in some cases executed. Most...