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GREECE: PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES FOR MONITORING THE DETENTION CENTRES

The Greek government has launched a tender to private companies to monitor three detention centers, for an amount of € 14 million. Several multinational security companies responded. 32 more words

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GREECE: DETENTION BEYOND EIGHTEEN MONTHS

A European directive of 2008, called ” Return Directive “, fixed to 18 months the maximum period of detention of irregular aliens , that is to say, people who have committed no crime or offense, but not having a residence permit. 18 months of confinement is huge.

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Carnival honours the memory of St Helena exiles

The exile of Zulus and Boer War prisoners on St Helena has been commemorated in a carnival and march led by the premier of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. 259 more words

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GREECE: A MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES REPORT

Doctors Without Borders issued a report entitled “Invisible Suffering - systematic and prolonged detention of migrants and asylum seekers in substandard conditions in Greece,” and as the press release that accompanies this publication “Greece must end systematic and prolonged detention of migrants “. 50 more words

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GREECE: RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

On the occasion of a seminar organized on March 20 in Brussels, PICUM (Plate-forme for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants) publishes recommendations for a policy of the European Union in relation to the criminalization of exiles in Greece and violence against them, based on greater solidarity in the reception of asylum seekers and better respect for human rights, including at the border: 16 more words

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GREECE : RETURNS AND ARRIVALS IN LESBOS

Some information scattered, piecemeal, on arrivals of exiles in Lesbos, Greek island near the Turkish coast: 40 people on 28 February, 37 on March 1, 43 on March 2; 110 people on March 7; 80 on March 18 and 19It since last year replaces the old center of Pagani, where conditions were particularly unworth , closed in 2009 after a long struggle that had gathered exiles, international activists and residents of the island. 58 more words

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GREECE: THE REFORM OF THE CODE OF IMMIGRATION

In Le Courrier des Balkans, an article on the reform of immigration code that situates the debate on the amendment promoting impunity for abuses by security forces (in French): 21 more words

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