Greece

An ongoing concern in Greece are allegations of ill treatment against irregular migrants and asylum seekers by police officers and in detention centres as well as allegations of impunity for these acts.

In 2008, REDRESS brought to the attention of the European Court of Human Rights the case of Necati Zontul - a Turkish/British migrant who was raped with a truncheon in a detention centre in Greece. The case was decided on 17 January 2012. The Chamber found that Greek coastguard officials tortured Necati and ordered Greece to pay 50,000 euro in compensation. For more information on his case, see here.


Torture in Europe: The Law and Practice

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- Français

September 2012


Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in the 27 Member States of the EU

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- Français

December 2010


Necati Zontul v. Greece

- English

April 2008


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