ECtHR Communicated cases against Italy, the Netherlands and Russia

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The European Court of Human Rights has recently communicated several asylum-related cases:

  • Bodiang v. Italy (application no. 47523/17): concerning a Senegalese national, allegedly unaccompanied minor and victim of human trafficking, who underwent a medical examination following which it was established that he was an adult. He was then transferred from a child-specific centre to an adults’ centre. He complains under Articles 3, 8 and 13 ECHR.
  • Trawalli and others v. Italy (application no. 47287/17): concerning thirteen unaccompanied minors who were hosted in the hotspot of Taranto upon their arrival in Italy. They bring complaints under Articles 3, 5, 8 and 13 ECHR.
  • Diakite v. Italy (application no. 44646/17): regarding an Ivorian national who claimed to be 17 years old and who was accommodated for four months in the Red Cross reception Centre (Rome) and then in a reception centre for minors. He complains under Articles 3, 5, 8 and 13 ECHR, as well as under Article 2 of Protocol 1 (right to education).
  • G. and others v. the Netherlands (application no. 530/18): concerning a Sikh family whose asylum applications were rejected in the Netherlands. The applicants allege that their removal to Afghanistan would violate their rights under Articles 2 and 3 of the Convention.
  • A.M. and B.Z. v. Russia (applications nos. 60124/17 and 79223/1): concerning two Uzbek nationals who were detained in Russia under search warrants after being charged with religious and politically motivated crimes in their country of origin. Their applications for international protection in Russia were rejected. They complain that they would be exposed to a real risk of treatment contrary to Article 3 ECHR if removed to Uzbekistan and that their detention pending expulsion is incompatible with the requirements of Article 5 ECHR.

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Effective remedy (right to)
Family unity (right to)
Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Material reception conditions
Reception conditions
Right to remain pending a decision (Suspensive effect)
Unaccompanied minor