Memo to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe


In the context of the supervision of execution of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights that had suspended the returns of refugees to Greece (MSS v. Belgium and Greece, 2011), SolidarityNow provided data to the Open Society Justice Initiative in order to submit a memo before the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

The memo analyses the systemic deficiencies that still exist in the Greek reception and asylum system, and that expose refugees to a real risk of inhuman or degrading treatment. Also, the memo documents the lack of political will of Greece to improve reception conditions, and the responsibility of the EU for developing and adhering to a deeply problematic European asylum system that violates human rights and the EU acquis.

MSS submission to CM-DH 08.08.2017