Committee of Ministers Annual report 2013 on the supervision of ECtHR judgments

Friday, April 11, 2014

Last week the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe published their annual report for 2013 on supervision of the execution of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. Within the report’s thematic overview of the most important developments in the supervision process in 2013, pages 101 to 109 cover ‘issues related to foreigners’. This section is divided into:

(1) Unjustified expulsion or refusal of residence permit (including judicial review of expulsion from Bulgaria, collective transfer of irregular migrants from Italy to Libya, family separation due to deportation from Norway and Russia, and risk of flagrant denial of fair trial due to deportation on national security grounds from the UK)

(2) Detention in view of expulsion (including detention in a closed transit centre in Belgium, transfer by Belgium of an asylum seeker to Greece under the Dublin II Regulation, and detention on security grounds and proposed deportation to Syria from Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Read the Committee’s press release and full report.

11 April 2014

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