Inhumane Asylum System of Greece: A Critique


Reports of the reputed institutions like Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees accused Greece of putting vulnerable refugees at greater risk and systematically undermining the right to seek asylum by tightening asylum laws. Reports also shed light on the rapid increase of sexual violence at refugee camps. The new law which is introduced by Greece forces thousands of refugees to live in the squalid and putrid refugee camps on five islands in the Aegean Sea. Due to such inhumane and challenging living conditions, refugees are facing a huge health crisis. With the support of EU (European Union), Greece is rejecting all the claims concerning the various refugee rights very easily. EU is also getting criticized as they are supporting such harsh law which instead of providing a safe asylum to the families and their children, either deports them back or mandates them to live in a harsh environment without proper health and sanitation facilities. The author through this blog aims to shed some light on how Covid-19 made this situation worse, the author will further focus of non-observance of international as well as domestic law by the Greek Government and finally, the author will conclude with his outlook on the instant situation.

Authored by Shaurya Shukla, Chanakya National Law University, Patna.

Ethics, Public Trust and The Medical Practice


Ethics is the set of moral principles that guide a person’s actions and behaviour. Medical ethics is that branch of ethics which scrutinizes clinical medicine practice and research. It is a set of guidelines which, a practitioner in cross roads may refer. It is often the deciding authority in most life and death cases. Another crucial concept in the medical arena is ‘patient trust’, which is in some way, a by-product of the standard of medical ethics. In this article, we shall take a look at what medical ethics is, why it is important, and the changing dynamics of medical ethics as a result of modernisation. The technological and scientific advancements in the current century have been a boon to millions of people. But, the medical professionals are faced with a new set of challenges and difficulties. The physicians increasingly feel the need to match the advancements with the moral dimensions. So often, they are faced with ethical and moral dilemmas. To add to this, ethical standards are very dynamic in nature. What was considered as ethical yesterday may not be so today, and what is unethical today might turn into an ethical practice tomorrow.

Authored by Gopalakrishnan R R, Sastra Deemed University