Country Report

Country Report: GreeceLast updated: 13/01/16


Greek Council for Refugees

The first report was written by S. Koulocheris, Head of Legal Research at the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR). The present updated report was written by GCR Legal Unit Coordinator and Members, namely, V. Tsipoura (Legal Unit Coordinator) and in alphabetical order: Aik. Drakopoulou, V. Fragkos, V. Kerasiotis, Aik. Komita, El. Koutsouraki, K. Nikolopoulou, M. Papamina and An. Vrichea (Legal Unit Members), assisted by Α. Anastasiou, GCR Social Unit Coordinator and Ath. Georgopoulou, volunteer. S. Protogerou, GCR Director, contributed in the editing process. The report was finally edited by ECRE.

The GCR would like to particularly thank the Asylum Service, the Appeals Authority, the First Reception Service, the National Dublin Unit, the Hellenic Police Headquarters and the Appeals Committees’ (PD 114/2010) Coordinator for the data and clarifications provided on selected issues addressed to them by the GCR Legal Unit, for the purposes of the present report.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 30 September 2015.


To access the updated report, you can navigate through the table of contents on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.


You can access fact-finding missions of the Greek Council for Refugees here.

You can access updates by Aitima on detention monitoring here and on monitoring of asylum procedures here.

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