Strasbourg Court cautions against return of asylum seeker to Turkey from Greece

In B.A.C. v. Greece, judgment of 13 October 2016, the Strasbourg Court found (potential) violations of ECHR highlighting two major issues: the non-delivery by Greece of a final decision on the Turkish asylum seeker’s application for approx. 12 years; and the substantial risk of ill-treatment by Turkey in case of a forced return.

The case concerned a political activist who had been detained and tortured in Turkey in mid- late 1990s. His extraditions request had been rejected by Greece.

The judgment has potential ramifications for other similar cases of Turkish asylum seekers pending in (or forthcoming)  Greece/Strasbourg.

Link to press release: http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng-press?i=003-5517200-6939523

 

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