Greece: Briefing to the UN Committee against Torture, October 2011

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 25/011/2011

This briefing summarizes Amnesty International’s main concerns about Greece’s failure to comply with some of its obligations under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and is in two parts. In general terms, Part I addresses failures to prevent or punish instances of torture and ill-treatment, often related to policing of demonstrations, whilst Part II focuses on the deficiencies of the Greek asylum system and associated consequences.

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