Refugees – Immigrants

The stereotypical and short justification of decisions to detain asylum seekers is compatible with the ECHR.

JUDGMENT Thimothawes v. Belgium 04-04-2071 (no. 39061/11)[1] see here  SUMMARY  Detention and deportation. Asylum. The Belgian authorities decided to deport and detain  of an Egyptian national in a designated detention center, who had submitted a series of asylum applications to the Belgian authorities, but were rejected. The Court considered that there had been no violation of […]

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Asylum seekers’ detention in Moscow airport transit zone was unlawful, inhuman and degrading

JUDGMENT Z.A. and others v. Russia 21-03-2017 (no. 61411/15, 61420/15, 61427/15, and 3028/16) see here  SUMMARY  The case Z.A. and Others v. Russia (application nos. 61411/15, 61420/15, 61427/15, and 3028/16) concerned complaints brought by four individuals from Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Somalia and Syria who were travelling via Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and were denied entry into Russia. […]

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Border-zone detention of two asylum-seekers was unlawful and their removal from Hungary to Serbia exposed them to the risk of inhuman and degrading reception conditions in Greece

JUDGMENT Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary 14-3-2017 (no. 47287/15) see here  SUMMARY  The case concerned the border-zone detention for 23 days of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers as well as their removal from Hungary to Serbia. In today’s Chamber judgment in the case the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of […]

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εξευτελιστική μεταχείριση

States must effectively investigate allegations of alien abuse and detention conditions

JUDGMENT Thuo v. Cyprus 04-04-2017 (no. 3869/07) see here  SUMMARY Inhuman and degrading treatment. Conditions of detention in a cell pending deportation. The Kenyan applicant was deported from Cyprus to Kenya after he was arrested and detained in a detention center for immigrants in anticipation of his deportation. Referring to Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman […]

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Expulsion from Russia to Syria would violate the European Convention on Human Rights

JUDGMENT: LM and others v. Russia 15.10.2015 (no. 40081/14, 40088/14, 40127/14) see here SUMMARY: The case of L.M. and Others v. Russia (application nos. 40081/14, 40088/14, and 40127/14) concerned the impending expulsion of three men to Syria from Russia and their detention pending expulsion in Russia. The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously: that […]

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