We monitor the increasingly dire living conditions of asylum seekers, both during reception and identification procedures and when they are placed in detention or in long-term accommodation facilities. We focus on the reception standards as granted under Greek and EU law, in particular regarding accommodation, healthcare, and the special guarantees provided for vulnerable asylum seekers.
We also monitor and report the situation of recognized refugees, as they face increasing challenges in terms of integration and access to social and economic rights.
The outcome of our research is used for strategic litigation and for reports submitted to national and international human rights’ bodies. All this adds up to putting pressure on the authorities to respect the rule of law: We urge the Greek State and the involved EU bodies to provide reception conditions in compliance with Greek and EU law and thereby prevent further human rights violations.