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Greece: Proposed bill on asylum downgrades EU and international law standards on refugees' protection

, Index number: EUR 25/1278/2019

On 16 October 2019, the Ministry of Citizen Protection submitted a long-anticipated draft legislative proposal to reform the law on International Protection in Greece. Further to slight amendments, the Bill was submitted for discussion at the Greek Parliament on 21 October. The new Bill introduces significant changes to asylum procedures, the rights and obligations of asylum seekers, reception and detention, as well as economic social and cultural rights. Today, Amnesty submits its detailed comments and observations on the human rights implications of some of the key amendments proposed in the bill.

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