On 14 March 2017, the European Court of Human Rights gave its judgment in case Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary (no. 47287/15). The case concerned two Bangladeshi nationals who transited through Greece, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia before reaching Hungary, where they immediately applied for asylum and were held in a transit zone for 23 days.
On 9 March 2017, the UK Court of Appeal in case Ali, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ano [EWCA Civ 138]dismissed an appeal by the Secretary of State against a High Court decision of 11 May 2016, which had found unlawful the
On 2 March 2017, the ECtHR communicated case C.A. and P.A. v. Sweden (no. 75348/16), which relates to a pending transfer under the Dublin III Regulation from Sweden to Italy of two Nigerian nationals (a mother and her underage daughter) who claimed being victims of human trafficking and prostitution in Italy. The applicants applied for asylum in Sweden on 20 December 2015.
On 2 March 2017, the European Court of Human Rights gave its judgment in Ahmed v. the United Kingdom (no. 59727/13). The case relates to a Somali national whose asylum application in the United Kingdom was rejected in 1999, but who was granted exceptional leave to remain in the country. In the years that followed, he committed a number of criminal offences.
On 23 February 2017, the European Court of Human Rights communicated case U.A. v. Russia (no. 12018/16), which concerns the detention in Russia pending deportation of an Uzbek national who was charged with religious and politically motivated crimes in Uzbekistan in connection with his alleged activities in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. The applicant complains that he would be exposed to a real risk of treatment contrary to Article 3 ECHR if removed to Uzbekistan.