Poor conditions of detentions in overcrowded prisons in Greece

Nisiotis Group v Greece (Application No 34704/08)

Briefed on: 10 September 2018

The Nisiotis Group v Greece concerns the inhuman and/or degrading treatment of the applicants arising from poor conditions of detention in overcrowded prisons in Greece (violation of Art. 3)., notably in Ioannina, Korydallos, Diavata/ Thessaloniki, Alikarnassos, Patra, Larissa, Corfu, Korydallos prison Hospital, Hios, Komotini, Nafplio and Korinthos in relation to more than 1,200 applicants.

  • Memo Professor Tsitselikis, University of Macedonia-Thessaloniki, and Member of the Hellenic League for Human Rights

  • Rule 9.2. communication on this case, by the Hellenic League for Human Rights

  • July 2018 communication from the Greek authorities on this case

  • Final judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (20/6/2011, in French)

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Refusal to register Turkish associations

Bekir-Ousta and others group v Greece (Appl. No. 35151/05)

Briefed on: 23 November 2018 and on 24 November 2017

This group of cases concern the refusal by domestic courts to register associations on the grounds that their aim was to promote the idea that an ethnic Turkish minority existed in Greece.

Documents from the 2018 briefing:

  • Memo by Mr Panayote Dimitras, Spokesperson of the Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM)

  • September and October GHM Rule 9 about this case

Documents from the 2017 briefing:

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Degrading treatment of migrants in detention

Degrading treatment of migrants in detention

M.S.S v Belgium and Greece (Appl. No. 30696/09)

Briefed on: 20 February 2017

The M.S.S group of cases concerns the degrading treatment of the applicants (asylum seekers or irregular migrants) on account of their conditions of detention such as overcrowding, insufficient ventilation, lack of regular access to toilets or sanitary facilities, unsuitable food or inadequate allowances for food in various detention facilities. The ECtHR found such a treatment amount to a violation of Article 3 of the Convention (degrading ill-treatment).

  • Submission of Amnesty International to the Committee of Ministers
  • Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights
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