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ECRE Legal Note 9: on Asylum in Greece: A Situation Beyond Judicial Control

11 June 2021


Regulation (EU) No 603/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the establishment of ‘Eurodac’ for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States b. [...] Law 4375 of 2016 “on the organization and operation of the Asylum Service, the Appeals Authority, the Reception and Identification Service, the establishment of the General Secretariat for Reception, the transposition into Greek legislation of the provisions of Directive 2013/32/EC, Gov. [...] of the Rules of the Committee of Ministers regarding the supervision of the execution of judgments and of terms of friendly settlements by HIAS GREECE in the M. [...] Lastly, the complete suspension of the Asylum Service’s functions during the first months of the pandemic, and the move to reopen and deliver asylum decisions en masse, highlights conscious official approaches that disregard the situation of the country’s asylum system and the threat that the pandemic posed to its functioning. [...] In the Greek context, the focus of litigation on vulnerability is not only the result of a reasonable assessment of the risks of being vulnerable at the border but is also related to the role of the concept in the implementation of the EU-Turkey statement.

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