Amnesty: Greece not meeting international rights standards for asylum seekers Chris Buell at 7:15 AM ET
[JURIST] Greece's handling of asylum seekers and immigrants includes incidents of human rights [JURIST news archive] abuses and discrimination, according to a new report from Amnesty International [advocacy website]. According to the report, titled Out of the Spotlight [full report], Greece has failed to meet international human rights standards in its asylum and immigration procedures, and people have reported incidents of shootings on the country's border and asylum-seekers being housed in metal containers. The report also said that the government's failures in this regard have created increasing intolerance and discrimination in the country, creating a climate of xenophobia. The Greek government responded that it opposed human rights violations completely. Amnesty has a news release on the report. BBC News has more.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.