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Greek Ombudsman and FRA joint workshop on forced return monitoring

The Greek Ombudsman and FRA held an expert workshop for staff of the Cypriot and Greek ombuds bodies who work as forced return monitors

Experts from the European Commission, Frontex, the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, European Court of Human Rights and Hellenic Police also took part.

Participants discussed legal and practical aspects of ensuring respect for the fundamental rights of non-EU nationals during removal operations.

FRA presented its latest overview of forced return monitoring systems in the EU.

The workshop took place in Athens on 22 and 23 January. It was financial supported by the EEA and Norway Grants.