At this ECCHR event we will discuss the human rights violations during push-backs along the Balkan route(s), as well as the legal and political struggles against them.
Please register via e-mail to [email protected]
until 12 March 2018 (note that no confirmation will be sent).
On 14 March 2016, more than 1500 people started walking from Idomeni (Greece) across the border to Macedonia, seeking to escape the inhuman conditions in Greece. They were apprehended by the Macedonian military, brought back to the border fences in army vehicles, and ordered to return to the Greek side.
Eight persons from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan submitted complaints against Macedonia to the European Court of Human Rights with the support of ECCHR and PRO ASYL. They assert that Macedonia's practice of unlawful push-back violated the European Convention on Human Rights.