Communicated case against Belgium

Friday, March 13, 2020

Ngono v Belgium (Application No. 23057/19): On 9 March 2020, the European Court of Human Rights published the case of Ngono v Belgium, communicated in September 2019 and February 2020. The applicant suffers from diffuse hepatic angiomatosis and argues that in the event of return to Cameroon she would not have access to the necessary medical follow up appointments and adequate treatment. The applicant complains that her deportation would lead to a serious, rapid and irreversible decline in her state of health and a significant reduction to her life expectancy contrary to Article 3 ECHR. The applicant further complains under Article 13 that she did not have access to an effective remedy to challenge the decision rejecting her residence application.

Based on an unofficial translation by the EWLU team.

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