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Allegations of pushbacks in Greece: the Minister of Migration in Parliament | News | European Parliament


The Civil Liberties Committee will alternate views with Notis Mitarachi, Minister for Migration and Asylum of the Hellenic Republic this afternoon at 15.30. MEPs are anticipated to concentrate on studies of pushbacks at Greece’s exterior borders, which might contravene binding laws on worldwide safety and choices by the European Court of Human Rights. At Greece’s land and sea borders with Turkey, the UNHCR has recorded nearly 540 reported incidents of casual returns by Greece for the reason that starting of 2020, based on a latest statement by Filippo Grandi.

When: Monday 27 June, from 15.30 to 16.30 CEST

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak constructing, room 1A002

You can comply with the dialogue here dwell or on demand.

Background

On 16 June 2022, the Civil Liberties Committee addressed a letter to the competent Commissioners asking for clarifications on reported pushbacks from Greece to Turkey on the Evros river.

In November 2021, a seven-member delegation of the Civil Liberties Committee visited Athens and Samos the place it met with nationwide authorities, worldwide organisations and NGOs to evaluate in particular person the scenario of migrants and asylum-seekers.

In July 2021, the Frontex Scrutiny Working Group accomplished a four-month fact-finding investigation into the alleged basic rights violations dedicated by the border company. The report and proposals had been mentioned within the Civil Liberties Committee.

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