Topic: Greece

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Nov 1, 2017

HIAS Greece Wins Release of Three Detained Syrians on Lesvos

Nov 1, 2017

HIAS Greece Wins Release of Three Detained Syrians on Lesvos “This decision reinforces the fundamental rights of asylum seekers to challenge their detention by Greek authorities,” said Vassilis Kerasiotis, country director for HIAS Greece.

Oct 11, 2017

Why One California Lawyer Returned to Greece to Help Refugees

Oct 11, 2017

Why One California Lawyer Returned to Greece to Help Refugees “I had never met a Syrian, Iraqi or Afghan person before,” said Paula Kasler, a northern California-based lawyer.

Aug 9, 2017

A Big Greek Wedding for Syrian Refugees

Aug 9, 2017

A Big Greek Wedding for Syrian Refugees After HIAS Greece won their right to marry, two Syrian refugees in their early 20's had a small civil ceremony near the refugee camp where they first met last year.

Jul 27, 2017

HIAS Greece Secures First Civil Marriage License For Syrian Refugees

Jul 27, 2017

HIAS Greece Secures First Civil Marriage License For Syrian Refugees HIAS Greece Secures First Civil Marriage License For Syrian Refugees Jul 27, 2017 MYTILINI, GREECE—In a precedent-setting ruling, a Mytilini county court has recognized the right of a Syrian refugee and asylum seeker living in Greece to receive a civil marriage license. The July 13 ruling followed the first legal action in Greece seeking a […]

Jul 24, 2017

HIAS Has A Vision For Refugee Protection In Greece, Says New Country Director

Jul 24, 2017

HIAS Has A Vision For Refugee Protection In Greece, Says New Country Director “HIAS has a vision in Greece,” says country director Vassilis Kerasiotis, “to offer holistic legal services to refugees and asylum seekers.”

Jan 12, 2017

Refugees in Greece Need Legal Aid. Here’s What HIAS is Doing to Help.

Jan 12, 2017

Refugees in Greece Need Legal Aid. Here’s What HIAS is Doing to Help. On July 1, 2016, on the Greek island of Lesvos, HIAS launched its newest international office in order to provide assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers facing an unfamiliar and daunting legal bureaucracy. “For those who survive the harrowing journey, landing on Lesvos is only the beginning,” said Rachel Levitan. “HIAS Greece was established to meet the urgent need people have for legal assistance and guidance on the island.”