ECtHR - Communicated cases against Russia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has recently communicated a case against Russia and one against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM).

In A.N. against Russia (application no. 61689/16) and 3 other joined applications, the applicants are nationals of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan who were charged with religious and politically motivated crimes and detained pending deportation. The applicants complain, inter alia, that they would be exposed to a real risk of treatment contrary to Article 3 ECHR if removed to their countries of origin and that the length of the appeals against the extension of their detention did not comply with the “speediness” requirement of Article 5 ECHR. Some of the applicants had their asylum application rejected, while the application for “temporary asylum” by one of the applicants is still pending.

In Dzeladin v. FYROM (application no. 43440/15) and two other joined applications, the applicants complain that incidents in which border police officers prohibited them from exiting FYROM violated their right to freedom of movement under Article 2 of Protocol No. 4 and amounted to discrimination on the basis of their Roma origin, in contravention of Article 14 (taken in conjunction with Article 1 of Protocol No. 4) and Article 1 of Protocol No.12 of the Convention.

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