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  Summary “Leila,” 11, and her sister “Magdoulin,” 12, have never been inside a classroom. Growing up in war-torn Syria, the only education the sisters, originally from Aleppo, had before fleeing their country six years ago was a private…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary Greek authorities registered over 3,300 unaccompanied asylum-seeking and migrant children arriving in Greece in the first seven months of 2016. Many of these children had fled violence and armed conflict in their home countries…
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Introduction Unprecedented numbers of migrants and asylum seekers traveled by sea to European shores in 2015. By mid-November, over 800,000 had reached Italy and Greece, with relatively small numbers arriving in Spain and Malta. According to…
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Introduction Unprecedented numbers of people are taking dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean to reach countries of the European Union. Migrants and asylum seekers have been crossing the Mediterranean for decades. The numbers have…
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Unwelcome Guests Greek Police Abuses of Migrants in Athens Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Greece: To Regional and International Actors: Methodology …
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Map of Sample Routes Taken by Migrants and Asylum Seekers Sample routes taken by migrants and asylum seekers based on testimony collected by Human Rights Watch and…
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Summary As human beings, we shouldn’t be treated like this…. I am not an animal to be chased with sticks. —Douglas Kesse, Ghanaian asylum seeker, January 11, 2012 In May 2011,…
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Summary Between November 2, 2010 and March 2, 2011, nearly 12,000 migrants entering Greece at its land border with Turkey were arrested and detained. The detention…
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No Refuge Migrants in Greece Introduction Secret Expulsions at the Border Caught at Sea Cracking Down Mistreatment of Children A Broken Asylum System Revolving-Door …
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Left to Survive Systematic Failure to Protect Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Greece Map of Greece Summary and Key Recommendations Key Recommendations Methodology and Scope I. Unaccompanied Child Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Greece Flight from…
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Stuck in a Revolving Door Iraqis and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants at the Greece/Turkey Entrance to the European Union Map of Greece and Turkey Border Region I. Summary II. Recommendations III. Methodology and Scope IV. Background The Geography of…
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Ripe for Reform: Stemming Slovakia's Arms Trade with Human Rights Abusers Summary and Recommendations Ripe for Reform... Recommendations Case Study 1: Illegal Dealings: The Stubborn Helicopter Deal The U.N.'s Findings Human Rights Watch's Findings A…
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This report examines the situation of the ethnic Turkish minority of Thrace, a region of Greece. It serves as a follow-up to two earlier reports issued by Human Rights Watch, Destroying Ethnic Identity: The Turks of Greece (August 1990) and "Greece:…
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Heightened political tension has been characterized by physical attacks on journalists critical of the former Meciar government. HRW/Helsinki urges the interim government to give special consideration to the concerns outlined in this report and to…
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Although ethnic Macedonians in northern Greece make up a large minority with their own language and culture, their internationally-recognized human rights and even their existence are vigorously denied by the Greek government. Free expression is…