On 30 August 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ordered interim measures for Legal Centre Lesvos client MH, a Syrian man with disabilities and chronic health issues, and ordered the Greek authorities to guarantee him living conditions and medical care appropriate to his state of health, in order to prevent imminent irreparable harm.
In September 2020, in the aftermath of the Moria fires, the European Commission announced that a dedicated task force would be established with the ostensible purposes of “implement[ing] a joint pilot with the Greek authorities for new reception facilities” and ensuring “adequate living conditions, more certainty through faster procedures and more balanced responsibility-sharing and solidarity.” Far from these stated objectives, the reality in Lesvos and on the other Aegean islands has been the
45 civil society organisations urge EU institutions and national governments to abandon policies
that contain people seeking asylum at Europe’s borders and to instead facilitate asylum seekers’
social inclusion and subsequent integration. They must fulfil their commitments to share respon-
sibility for ensuring displaced people’s adequate reception and protection, in line with EU and
here and now...
what is the ‘now’ of a history, a movement, a life?
this ebook is performing like ‘manual’ of the website we created,
Lesvos Migration Atlas (dot net).
the Atlas is a ‘cosmos’ of miscellaneous elements, stories, moments,
thoughts, opinions etc. that are located in an ‘assemblage’
of photos and texts.
Since June 2021, the Legal Centre Lesvos (LCL) has submitted eight applications for interim measures to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) requesting the urgent transfer of nine individuals and their families out of Mavrovouni hotspot camp into safer accommodation and their immediate access to urgently needed health care on mainland Greece.*