Human Rights Watch: New report on summary returns from Italy to Greece

Friday, October 4, 2013

Human Rights Watch has published a report documenting summary returns of migrants from Italy to Greece. According to its findings, migrants and potential asylum seekers who try to reach Italy from Greece as stowaways in ferryboats are summarily sent back to Greece by Italian authorities, without being given the chance to enter the Italian territory and without proper screening procedures. In addition, unaccompanied children do not always undergo age determination procedures and guardians are not assigned to them. Such practices call into question Italy's claim that it assesses whether a Dublin return would expose an individual to violations of their rights, the report says. The report finally addresses a series of recommendations to Italy, Greece and the European Union.

Visit Human Rights Watch's webpage to read the complete report 

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