The study, produced by lawyers Yiota Masouridou and Evi Kyprioti, looks at 40 case files of Syrian asylum seekers. The findings demonstrate that the current "hotspot" procedure for processing asylum applications on the Greek islands under the EU-Turkey statement violates the applicants’ right to asylum and due process.
“The idea of a rapid hotspot procedure, designed to be concluded in only a few days, has proven to be a disaster. The EU can and must do better in meeting the needs and rights of asylum seekers. The European Parliament has already put forward ambitious reforms to replace the current Dublin system with a system of distribution based on solidarity - EU governments need to stop wasting time and back these proposals."