Communicated cases against Sweden and Hungary

Friday, October 19, 2018

The ECtHR has recently communicated three asylum-related cases against Sweden and Hungary:

  • H.A. against Sweden (application no 29018/18): The applicant is a Libyan national, whose asylum application was denied by the Swedish Migration authorities and the Migration Court of Appeal. A request for a new examination was also rejected. The applicant complains that his deportation to Libya would expose him to a real risk of being subjected to treatment prohibited by Articles 2 and 3 of the Convention.
  • W.O. against Hungary (application no 36896/18): The application concerns the confinement, in conditions which are allegedly inhuman, of an Afghan family (two adults and two minor children of 3 and 1 years of age) at the Röszke transit zone at the border of Hungary and Serbia since 23 April 2017, pending the examination of their asylum requests. The applicants complain of a violation of Article 3, 5 (1) and (4), 8 and 13.
  • DABO against Sweden (application no 12510/18): The case concerns a Syrian national who has been granted refugee status and a permanent residence permit in Sweden. Applications for residence permits made by his wife and children were rejected on the ground that the applicant did not comply with requirements under the applicable immigration rules regarding minimum income and accommodation of a sufficient size and standard. The applicant complains that the Swedish authorities’ refusal to grant his wife and children residence permits violates his right to respect for family life as guaranteed by Article 8 of the Convention.

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