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Inside new refugee camp like a 'prison': Greece and other countries prioritize surveillance over human rights

By Petra Molnar, Associate Director, Refugee Law Lab, York University, Canada
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On the Greek island of Samos you can swim in the same sea where refugees are drowning. The sandy beaches and rolling hills, coloured by an Aegean sunset hide a humanitarian emergency that is symptomatic of a global turn against migration.

During my visit to Samos last week, I was told about refugees being intercepted by Greek authorities without being given the opportunity to claim refugee protection or even speak to a lawyer. Without these opportunities, they are often returned…


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