Greece: Human rights court ruling on election polls media ban

The case concerned the prohibition on publishing opinion polls on voters’ intentions in the 15 days preceding the date of certain elections, and also the ban forbidding the media from broadcasting or re-broadcasting them.

Greece: Grand Chamber to rule on Sharia law application to inheritance dispute

The case concerns the application by the Greek courts of Islamic religious (Sharia) law to a dispute concerning inheritance rights over the estate of the late husband of Chatitze Molla Sali, a Greek national belonging to the country’s Muslim minority.

Nils Muižnieks: Greece must take action against “long-standing and systemic problem of excessive use of violence in law enforcement”

Today the Commissioner for Human Rights published correspondence with the Greek government in which he raises his concern about new reports of ill-treatment by police officers.

Greece: Human rights court awards €576,000 to forced labour migrant strawberry-pickers

The case concerned 42 Bangladeshi nationals who did not have work permits and were subjected to forced labour. Their employers had recruited them to pick strawberries on a farm in Manolada (Greece) but failed to pay the applicants’ wages and obliged them to work in difficult physical conditions under the supervision of armed guards.

Greece: Judges back prisoners in Chios jail overcrowding human rights complaint

The applicants essentially submitted that Chios Prison was overcrowded to the point that it was standard practice for inmates to have to sleep on the floor in their cells. They also complained about the lack of hygiene and inadequate medical care.