12 Feb
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Pushbacks in Evros river: Ayşe Erdoğan’s case

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe,  in her report (https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/CommDH%282018%2924%20-%20Greece%20report_EN.docx.pdf) published following a visit to Greece is deeply concerned about persistent and documented allegations of summary returns to Turkey, often accompanied by the use of violence . She underlines that collective expulsions of migrants are prohibited under Article 4 of Protocol 4 to the European Convention on Human Rights and that the non-refoulement principle is enshrined in the UN Refugee Convention.

This is the first of a series of cases of reported pushbacks in the region of Evros Forensic Architecture is examining in collaboration with HumanRights360.