PRESS CONFERENCE: on end of official visit to Greece

UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor will present her statement of preliminary findings on the situation of Human Rights Defenders after a nine-day visit to Greece. She visited Athens, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, and Thessaloniki, and visited facilities hosting migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

She met with national and local government officials, including from the Ministries of Migration and Asylum, Justice, Citizen Protection, and Foreign Affairs. She held meetings with prosecutors, officials from the police and the Hellenic Coast Guard. 

She also met a large number of civil society representatives, including lawyers, journalists, women human rights defenders, LGBTI defenders, grassroots organizations and volunteer human rights defenders.  

WHEN: WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2022, 3PM ATHENS TIME (2PM CET)

WHERE:  Crowne Plaza Hotel Athens City Centre, Michalakopoulou Street, 50, Athina 115 28.

HOW TO ATTEND:  

In person: Media representatives only. Simultaneous interpretation English and Greek  in the room. Please contact Orsolya.toth@un.org +41795268321 to register.

Online: Livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1175069516614190/?ref=newsfeed

UN Special Rapporteur will be available for in-person media interviews after the conference.

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