European Court of Human Rights: Communicated cases, S.T. v Sweden and A.S. and G..S v France

Thursday, September 29, 2016

S.T. v. Sweden (no. 10984/16), communicated on 23 September 2016

On 23 September 2016, the European Court of Human Rights communicated the case of S.T. v. Sweden (no. 10984/16), which relates to the Dublin transfer of an Ethiopian national from Sweden to Hungary.
The applicant submitted an application to the ECtHR complaining that there would be a real risk of inhuman treatment if she were to be transferred to Hungary without any individual guarantees from the Hungarian authorities regarding medical attention in violation of Article 3 ECHR.

A.S. and G.S. v. France (no. 4409/16), communicated on 29 September 2016

On 29 September 2016, the European Court of Human Rights communicated the case of A.S. and G.S. v. France (no. 4409/16), which relates to the potential transfer of Kosovar nationals (a male and a female national) from France to Hungary under the Dublin Regulation. At the date of their scheduled departure, the female applicant was 7 months pregnant.
The applicants submitted an application to the ECtHR complaining that their potential Dublin transfer constituted a violation of Article 3 ECHR because (i) the applicants might be at risk of being sent from Hungary to Serbia, and (ii) because of the pregnancy of one of the applicants.
Based on an unofficial translation by the ELENA Weekly Legal Update.


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Accelerated procedure
Dublin Transfer
Effective access to procedures
Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Vulnerable person