Greece - State ordered to pay abused fruit pickers - April 30, 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of a group of 42 Bangladeshi migrants in a human trafficking and forced labour case dating back to 2013, when the strawberry farm workers were shot at by their employers for demanding wages. The ECHR in the case of Chowdury and others v. Greece ruled there had been violations against the migrant workers who were subject to forced labour and not protected by the state. In this landmark ruling, the court has ordered the Greek state to pay €16,000 to each Bangladeshi national involved in the proceedings for damages sustained, plus €4,363 to the applicants to cover expenses.

English: https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2017/04/03/greek-state-ordered ...  

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