Towards the Legalisation of Pushbacks and Inhuman Treatment in Greece
The Case of Evros/Meriç Border
Throughout the last decades, the process of deterrence and of securitisation of EU borders has gone hand in hand with a decades-long pattern of routine and systematic pushbacks perpetuated by the Greek authorities against refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. The present article studies the intensification of the phenomenon of pushbacks at the Evros region over the past years and, especially, after the EU-Turkey Statement.
Keywords: Greek police • EU-Turkey statement • EU-Turkey Statement • Migration • Pushbacks • Dublin regulation • CEAS • Frontex • FRONTEX • Dublin Regulation