Communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court - SJAC

Communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court - SJAC


By Ilaria Aversa and Mariana Gkliati - 6 March 2021

Court: International Criminal Court

Lawyers: Mohammad Al Abdallah, Roger Lu Phillips, Nessma Eman Bashi

Submitted: January 2021

Status: Ongoing

 

Summary of the legal action:

The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) submitted a communication to the ICC based on Article 15 of the Rome Statue, asking her to investigate crimes against humanity against Syrian refugees in Greece. The lawyers submit evidence of systematic human rights abuses against refugees on Greek territory and at reception and identification centres on the Aegean islands. The evidence also points at Frontex agents participating in or being complicit in push-backs by the Greek authorities. The case is at the Office of the Prosecutor who will decide whether to prosecute.

 

Relevant documents:

Communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Under Article 15 of the Rome Statute, The Situation in Greece: Systematic human rights abuses against refugees on Greek territory and at reception and identification centres on the Aegean islands

 

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