Read here the article published by UNHCR GREECE about the journey of young Nidal from Syria and the obstacles he managed to overcome until he got back on his feet with the help of the legal aid program implemented by the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in collaboration with UNHCR.  

The first issue of the Greek Asylum Case Law Report published today is a joint initiative of the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR), HIAS Greece and Refugee Support Aegean (RSA), organisations providing legal support and representation to refugees and asylum seekers in Greece. The note compiles extracts of decisions of Administrative Courts, the Independent Appeals Committees and the Asylum Service in the area international protection selected from the casework of the above organisations. 


The present issue of the Greek Asylum Case Law Report contains excerpts from 127 decisions issued in 2020-2021 by Administrative Courts, the Independent Appeals Committees and the Asylum Service relating to topics such as the interpretation of the “safe third country” concept, evidence assessment and refugee status determination, procedural safeguards in the asylum procedure, the workings of administrative appeals and of judicial protection of asylum seekers, the rights of beneficiaries of international protection, as well as immigration detention. 


Through the Greek Asylum Case Law Report, our organisations seek to contribute to filling important gaps in the availability of Greek case law on asylum and to informing the legal and broader community of jurisprudential developments in the field. 


You can access the Greek Asylum Case Law Report here

Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) 

HIAS Greece 

Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) 

Implementation period: 1/1/2022-31/8/2022
Funded by: Fondation Alta Mane


(I)To support refugee and migrant children in their efforts to integrate into the Greek society by helping them increase their self-confidence and confidence in others, engage with artistic and creative digital media, improve their Greek language skills, develop an appreciation for book-reading and literature, and become better acquainted with Greek Culture;

(II)To facilitate their artistic creativity, individual and collective voicing through conventional media and digital venues, as well as enable them to improve their social skills, such as communication, active listening, respect and empathy;

(III)To create a safe and conducive environment for traumatized and marginalized children to express themselves and engage in dialogue with others, be they other children or the workshop coordinators.


Activities include workshops on human rights, visits and workshops in museums, workshops in schools regarding the “Thesaurus” platform and promoting an appreciation for book-reading, workshops in the library at PYXIDA, as well as cataloguing and rendering available as titles for search on the “Thesaurus” platform books in various languages.

Implementation period: 1/1/2022 - 30/4/2022
Funded by:

Trafigura Foundation


(Ι) Beneficiaries enjoy a greater level of job readiness

(II)Beneficiaries enjoy a greater level of language knowledge (Greek or English)

(III)Beneficiaries enjoy new/improved soft skills related to securing a job

(IV)Beneficiaries enjoy the financial benefits of employment


Activities include job readiness consultations, intensive language courses (Greek or English), soft skills development trainings, and job placements.

This is the last -for this year- bimonthly Advocacy Briefing on the rights of Children on the Move in Greece, issued by GCR in collaboration with Save the Children International, covering major updates on the situation of refugee and asylum-seeking children in Greece during November and early December 2021.

One can find an overview or the recent developments regarding international protection in Greece, the reception conditions (mainland and islands), as well as some of the challenges the beneficiaries of international protection face towards their integration in Greece. Updates on relocation and protection aspects of Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) are also included, focusing mostly on the National Tracing and Protection Mechanism, foster care and guardianship.
Wednesday, 22 December 2021 09:44

PRAB: Policy Note II

When  the  ends seems to  ‘justify’  the  means: Pushing  those  unwanted  out  instead  of  using existing   readmission   agreements –the   way forward?

Read the PRAB: Policy Note II

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 09:41

PRAB: Policy Note I

Destruction of property or evidence of people’s presence on EU Member States’ territory: atactic that   might   erase   some   traces   but   fails   to eradicate the marks on pushback victims

Read the PRAB: Policy Note I


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