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  1. Greece - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law N° 4375 of 2016 on the organisation and operation of the Asylum Service, the Appeals Committee, the Reception and Identification Service, on the establishment of a Reception General Secretariat, on the harmonisation of the Greek Legislation to the provisions of the European Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 “on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection (reformulation)”, provisions on the employment of international protection beneficiaries and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-04-02 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-03 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-04-20 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-06-03 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-04-03 | GRC-2016-L-104500

    PART I
    CHAPTER A’: ASYLUM SERVICE AND APPEALS COMMITTEE
    CHAPTER B’: RECEPTION AND IDENTIFICATION SERVICE
    CHAPTER C’

    PART II
    CHAPTER A’: RENAMING THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF POPULATION AND SOCIAL COHERENCE – ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RECEPTION GENERAL SECRETARIAT- TRANSFER OF COMPETENCES AND OTHER PROVISIONS

    PART III : PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING AND WITHDRAWING INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION – HARMONISING THE GREEK LEGISLATION TO THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE 2013/32/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 26 JUNE 2013 « ON COMMON PROCEDURES FOR GRANTING AND WITHDRAWING INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION (reformulation) »
    CHAPTER A’ : GENERAL PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER B’ : GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND GUARANTEES GOVERNING THE WHOLE PROCEDURE
    CHAPTER C’ : PROCEDURE ON FIRST INSTANCE
    CHAPTER D’ : PROCEDURE ON SECOND INSTANCE
    CHAPTER E’ : FINAL PROVISIONS

    PART IV : CONDITIONS FOR ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT FOR RECOGNISED BY THE GREEK STATE BENEFICIARIES OF INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION, FOR INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION SEEKERS AND FOR PERSONS BEEN GRANTED THE RESIDENCE STATUS IN GREECE FOR HUMANITARIAN REASONS PURSUANT TO ART. 28 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE N° 114 OF 2010 (A’ 195), ART. 8 PAR.1 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE N° 61 OF 1999 (A’ 63) OR ART. 25 PAR.4 OF LAW N° 1975 OF 1991 (A’ 184) AND FOR BENEFICIARIES OF ART. 19A PAR.1 ELEMENT F’ OF LAW N° 4251 OF 2014, AS IN FORCE
    Art. 68 provides for the relevant definitions
    Art. 69 regulates the employment of beneficiaries of international protection, persons possessing residence permit for humanitarian reasons and their family members
    Art. 70 adjusts the vocational education and training of beneficiaries of international protection
    Art. 71 regulates the employment and occupational activity of beneficiaries of international protection

    PART V : OTHER PROVISIONS

    PART VI : AUTHORITIES FOR THE COORDINATION, MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMS UNDER THE ASYLUM, MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION FUND, THE INTERNAL SECURITY FUND AND OTHER RESOURCES, AS WELL AS RELEVANT REGULATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF

    PART VII : TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

  2. Greece - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law N°4359 of 2016 ratifying the Revised European Social Charter, adopted on 3rd May 1996 in Strasbourg. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-20 | GRC-2016-L-104199

    The Law ratifies the Revised European Social Charter, adopted on 3rd May 1996 in Strasbourg, by incorporating the following provisions: Articles 1, 2, article 3 para 1,2 and 3, articles 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12, 13,14,15, 16,17, 18, article 19 para 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, articles 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 and provides for the full text in English and its official translation in Greek.

    Article 2 of the Law exempts Greece from the obligations stipulated by article 6 of the revised Charter, regarding the right to establish and use arbitration mechanisms for labour disputes resolution, as well as regarding the regulation of the right of employers to collective action, in particular the prohibition of lockout.

    Article 3 of the Law allows the ratification of the provisions of article 3 para 4 and article 19 para 12 of the revised Charter upon recommendation of the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity or other competent Ministers and following a presidential decree.

    Article 4 of the Law sets the date into force both of the Law and of the ratified revised Charter.

  3. Greece - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law N° 4228/2014 ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-01-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-10 | GRC-2014-L-100564

    The Law ratifies the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted on 18 December 2002 at the fifty-seventh session of the General Assembly of the United Nations by resolution A/RES/57/199 and entered into force on 22 June 2006, and it provides for the full text in English and its official translation in Greek.

  4. Greece - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 3938 of 2011 concerning the establishment within the National Ombudsman of an Office Combating Authority Abuses

    Adoption: 2011-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-31 | GRC-2011-L-89505

    CHAPTER A - Establishing the Office and Issues of Citizen Protection Ministry

    Article 1: Establishing the Office
    Article 2: Internal Security Coordination and Strategy Council
    Article 3: Managing service of European development programs
    Article 4: Center of Security Investigation

    Chapter B - Issues of Hellenic Police Force

    Article 5: Complementing and amending provisions concerning the Service of Internal Affairs of the Hellenic Police Force
    Article 6: Provision of seized vehicles
    Article 7: Creation of positions of special scientific personnel
    Article 8: Nationality of candidates of Hellenic Police Force
    Article 9: Recruitment criteria of Special Guards
    Article 10: Permanent suspension
    Article 11: Special Assistance Fund
    Article 12: Group of Hazard Victims Reconnaissance

    CHAPTER C - Firemen Issues

    Article 13: Complementing Art. 7 of Law 13397/1983 and Art. 3 of Law 3812/2009
    Article 14: Identity of Seasonal Firemen
    Article 15: 5-year service firemen

    CHAPTER D - Other Provisions

    Article 16: Victim Support while in service
    Article 17: Issues related to health services and to citizens of third countries
    Article 18: Issues related to workers' unions
    Article 19: Transfer of Police personnel
    Article 20: Amending-completing provisions of law 3169/2003 and 3649/2008
    Article 21: Integrating the Hellenic Rural Police to the Forest Department
    Article 22: Services to third parties
    Article 23: Establishing a General Directorate concerning Personnel Conditions at the Ministry of Civil Protection

    CHAPTER E -
    Article 24: Transitional Provisions
    Article 25: Repealed provisions
    Article 26: Special provions
    Article 27: Replacing articles 16 of Law 3920/2011, and art. 18 of Law 3920/2011
    Article 28: Entry into force



  5. Greece - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 114 of 2010 concerning the establishment of a unified process of recognition of the status of refugee for foreigners and non-indigenous persons. (Προεδρικό Διάταγμα Υπ'Αριθμ. 114: Καθιέρωση ενιαίας διαδικασίας αναγνώρισης σε αλλοδαπούς και ανιθαγενείς του καθεστώτος του πρόσφυγα ή δικαιούχου επικουρικής προστασίας σε συμμόρφωση προς την Οδηγία 2005/85/ΕΚ του Συμβουλίου "σχετικά με τις ελάχιστες προδιαγραφές για τις διαδικασίες με τις οποίες τα κράτη μέλη χορηγούν και ανακαλούν το καθεστώς του πρόσφυγα)

    Adoption: 2010-11-16 | Date of entry into force: 2010-11-22 | GRC-2010-R-86902

    Implements Directive 2005/85/EC of the Council into national legislation.

    Chapter A - General Provisions
    Article 1: Purpose
    Article 2: Definitions
    Article 3: Area of implementation

    Chapter B - Basic principles and guarantees
    Article 4: Access to the process
    Article 5: Right to stay - Exceptions
    Article 6: Preconditions for the assessment of the application
    Article 7: Explanation and decision making
    Article 8: Guarantees for the applicants
    Article 9: Obligations of the applicants
    Article 10: Personal interview
    Article 11: Representation and legal assistance
    Article 12: Applications by unaccompanied minors
    Article 13: Detention of the applicants
    Article 14: Application withdrawal - revocation
    Article 15: The role of the UNHCR
    Article 16: Preservation of confidentiality

    Chapter C - First-grade process
    Article 17: Process of assessment
    Article 18: Unacceptable applications
    Article 19: First asylum country
    Article 20: Safe third countries
    Article 21: Safe countries of origin
    Article 22: Baseless applications
    Article 23: Later applications
    Article 24: Procedure at the frontiers

    Chapter D - Second-grade process
    Article 25: Right to appeal
    Article 26: Committee of refugees

    Chapter E - Final provisions
    Article 27: Revocation of the status of international protection
    Article 28: Stay for humanitarian purposes
    Article 29: Legal means
    Article 30: Obligation of confidentiality
    Article 31: Reports submission

    Chapter F - Transitional and Repealed Provisions
    Article 32: Transitional provisions
    Article 33: Repealed provisions
    Article 34: Date of entry into force

    Transitional provisions: For the pending appeals provided by the article 3 para 5 of the Presidential Decree 61/1999, the competent bodies are those inscribed in the articles 3 and 4 of the same Decree as they were applied before their repeal through the Presidential Decree 90/2008.

    Repealed: All the provisions of Presidential Decrees 61/1999, 90/2008, 81/2009

    Amended: Repeals article 5 of the Presidential Decree 220/2007.

  6. Greece - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté ministériel relatif à la création, la composition, le fonctionnement et les attributions du Comité national pour la détermination des droits des travailleurs (Arr.Min F1/E/6170).

    Adoption: 1993-07-20 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-27 | GRC-1993-R-35306


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