Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception

Greece

Country Report: Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception Last updated: 10/06/21

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No generalised differential treatment on the basis of nationality has been reported in 2020, though as has been the case in previous years, the so-called “pilot project” implemented by the police on the islands of Lesvos (up-to the destruction of Moria RIC) and Kos has continued being in effect, resulting in the detention upon arrival of so-called ‘low-refugee profile’ applicants (i.e. nationals and/or previous residents from countries with less than 25% average recognition rates throughout the EU).[1]

[1]    Inter alia see GCR & SCI, Borderlines of Despair: First-line reception of asylum seekers at the Greek borders, 25 May 2018, available at: https://bit.ly/397zY5M; HIAS, Locked up without rights: Nationality-based detention in the Moria refugee camp, December 2019, available at: https://bit.ly/381UiFG.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation