Communicated case against Switzerland

Friday, November 27, 2020

M.A.M. v. Switzerland (application no. 29836/20) concerns the case of a Pakistani national who converted from Islam to Christianity following his arrival in Switzerland, where he had seen his asylum application rejected. Upon appeal, the Swiss Federal Administrative Tribunal considered that there was no reason to believe that he would be persecuted in Pakistan because of his new religion. 

Before the European Court of Human Rights, the applicant complains that his return to Pakistan would expose him to a risk of treatment contrary to Articles 2 and 3 ECHR and claims that, based on Article 9 ECHR, the practice of his Christian faith would be hampered by his return to Pakistan. 
Based on an unofficial translation by the EWLU Team.

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