Greece: New Asylum Services
13/03/12 19:55 Filed in: Third Country
The Greek government has established three new asylum services - the Initial Reception Service, the Asylum Service and the Appeals Authority.
Their new Initial Reception Services is established to provide services to third country nationals who are arrested due to illegal entry or stay in Greece, under conditions that guarantee human dignity and their rights. The services includes identification, registration, medical screening and support, advice on their rights and entitlements, and the referral of vulnerable persons.
The Asylum Service will receive asylum seekers and decide their cases. The Appeals Authority aim to overcome the shortcomings of the past which has resulted in criticisms from both the domestic and the international community.
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