ICJ and ECRE fourth submission on the implementation of M.S.S. judgment

The ICJ and ECRE presented a joint letter on the situation of the asylum and reception systems in Greece to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

The submission was presented on the occasion of a meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the implementation by Greece of the European Court of Human Rights’ judgment in the case of M.S.S. v Belgium and Greece. The submission referred to the previous detailed joint submission of ICJ and ECRE and highlighted legal and practical shortcomings in the Greek system with regard to the new asylum service and appeals and the reception service for asylum seekers.

In light of the recent announcements of policy changes of the new Greek Government, ICJ and ECRE invited the Committee of Ministers not to close the examination of any aspect of the execution of this case until the new Government of Greece informs the Committee about any newly contemplated policies, legal reforms and practical measures as well as the concrete steps undertaken to implement them.

Greece-ICJECRE-MSS-CommitteeMinisters-jointletter-legal submission-2014 (download the joint letter)

Greece-ICJECRE-MSS-CommitteeMinisters-3rdsubmission-legal submission-2014 (download the third submission)

ICJECRE-MSS-CommitteeMinisters-2ndsubmission-english (download the second submission)

ICJECRE-MSSSubmission-CouncilofEurope-english (download the first submission)

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