in Giurisprudenza Penale Web, 2017, 3 – ISSN 2499-846X
European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Fourth Section, Case of Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary,
Application No. 47287/15, 14 March 2017
On 14 March 2017 the Fourth Section of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled unanimously against Hungary upon application of two Bangladeshi asylum seekers, who had been confined in a transit zone situated on the border between Hungary and Serbia in 2015.
Hungary was found responsible for the violation, inter alia, of the right to liberty and security of the applicants provided for in Art. 5 of the Convention, and for exposing them to the risk of an inhuman or degrading treatment under Art. 3.
This paper aims at explaining the factual circumstances giving rise to the case, and illustrating the key aspects of the legal reasoning leading the Court to its final decision.
How to quote the article in a bibliography:
S. Carrer, The confinement of asylum-seekers in transit zones amounts to unlawful detention. Hungary condemned by the ECtHR for multiple violations of the Convention, in Giurisprudenza Penale Web, 2017, 3