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StateWatch.org: Eritrean asylum seeker’s expulsion from Switzerland would not breach the European Convention

Posted by: Berhane Habtemariam

Date: Monday, 03 July 2017

Eritrean asylum seeker’s expulsion from Switzerland would not breach the European Convention

July 03, 2017

The case M.O. v. Switzerland (application no. 41282/16) concerned the complaint brought by an Eritrean asylum seeker that he would be at risk of ill-treatment if deported from Switzerland to his country of origin. He essentially claimed before the Swiss authorities that he was a deserter from military service and, following a period of imprisonment, had escaped and left Eritrea illegally. The authorities found that his asylum claim was not credible and ordered his removal.


 In today’s Chamber judgment1 in the case the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that: there would be no violation of Article 3 (prohibition of torture and of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights if the expulsion order against the applicant, Mr M.O, were implemented.............................

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