Human Rights Watch notes areas of concern in Greece

31 January 2016
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Human Rights Watch highlighted a number of concerns regarding Greece as part of its 659-page annual World Report, which was published Wednesday.

Among other things, the rights group mentioned concerns about reception and detention conditions for refugees and migrants, the treatment of unaccompanied minors, difficulties in access to the asylum procedure and harassment by police of homeless people and sex workers.

The 26th edition of the World Report focused on the rolling back of human rights in many of the 90 countries it monitors.

“Fear of terrorist attacks and mass refugee flows are driving many Western governments to roll back human rights protections,” HRW’s executive director Kenneth Roth said. “These backward steps threaten the rights of all without any demonstrated effectiveness in protecting ordinary people.”

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