EU court rules Greece can’t lock up unaccompanied Migrants

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Monday, June 17, 2019
EU court rules Greece can’t lock up unaccompanied Migrants

Author: thenationalherald.com | 17 June 2019

After Greece ignored an earlier ruling, the European Court of Human Rights said for a second time that the country must stop a policy of detaining unaccompanied migrant and asylum-seeking children in police cells under the so-called “protective custody” regime, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said after decrying the practice.

The group said that as of  May 31, there were still 123 unaccompanied children in police station cells or immigrant detention centers across the country, a jump of 43 from March when the court first ordered the practice to stop.

There was no indication how the rulings would be enforced if the government keeps ignoring them despite evidence showing, said HRW, that the children were victims of a clearly abusive policy. Read more>>>