ECtHR releases decision in Diallo v. the Czech Republic (Application No. 20493/07) [Articles 3, 13 and 41 ECHR]

Friday, October 4, 2013

The applicants, Ibrahima Diallo and Mamadou Dian Diallo, are two Guinean nationals who were born in 1980 and 1985, respectively. In the autumn of 2006, they arrived at Prague airport by plane from Dakar (Senegal), having transferred in Lisbon. They both applied immediately for asylum claiming they would be detained, and possibly even killed, if they returned to Guinea where the police had been searching for them. In its principal judgment of 23 June 2011, the Court found a violation of Article 13 in conjunction with Article 3 concerning their complaint that their asylum applications had been rejected by the Czech authorities without examining the merits of their claim, resulting in their forced return to Guinea. Ms Diallo was awarded 5,000 euros for non-pecuniary damage but the Court reserved the question of the application of Article 41 (just satisfaction) as concerned Mr Diallo. The Court took formal note that the parties had reached an agreement on the question of just satisfaction and decided to strike the remainder of the case out of the list.

For further information please visit: ECtHR: Diallo v. the Czech Republic (Application No. 20493/07)

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