Human rights in Greece

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Human rights in Greece are observed by various organizations. The country is a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights, the Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the United Nations Convention Against Torture. The Greek constitution also guarantees fundamental human rights to all Greek citizens.

Amnesty International

According to Amnesty International's 2007 report on Greece, there are problems in the following areas:

US State Department

The US Department of State's 2007 report on human rights in Greece identified the following issues:

  • Cases of abuse by security forces, particularly of illegal immigrants and Roma.
  • Overcrowding and harsh conditions in some prisons.
  • Detention of undocumented migrants in squalid conditions.
  • Restrictions and administrative obstacles faced by members of non‑Orthodox religions.
  • Detention and deportation of unaccompanied or separated immigrant minors, including asylum seekers.
  • Limits on the ability of ethnic minority groups to self-identify, and discrimination against and social exclusion of ethnic minorities, particularly Roma.

International rankings

See also

References

  1. ECHR, 13 July 2006, Agga v. Greece (n°3), 32186/02
  2. http://www.rsf.org/en-classement794-2008.html
  3. "Worldwide Quality of Life - 2005" (PDF). The Economist. www.economist.com. 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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