Cases communicated against Switzerland, France and Russia

Friday, June 21, 2019

The following cases have been communicated by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against Switzerland, Germany and Russia.

  • Villalobos v. Switzerland (Application no. 77220/16): The applicant, a Chilean national resident in Switzerland since birth, received a removal order following several criminal convictions in Switzerland. The applicant complains under Article 8 of the Convention that his removal would violate his right to respect for private and family life.
  • K.I. v. France (Application no. 5560/19): The applicant is a Russian national whose refugee status was revoked following criminal convictions on terrorism related grounds. The applicant complains that his removal to Russia would result in treatment that would violate his rights under Articles 2 and 3 of the Convention.
  • Batenkov v. Russia (Application no. 51160/18): The applicant is a Stateless national, who was convicted in 2015 for crimes considered to be serious and was issued with an exclusion ban of unlimited duration. The applicant remains in Russia, without a residence permit, preventing him from accessing employment and providing for his family. The applicant complains under Article 8 of the Convention that the unlimited duration of the exclusion order is unlawful and arbitrary, and violates his right to respect for family life.
  • Akmalov v. Russia (Application no. 29255/18): The applicant, an Uzbekistani national, was a PhD student in Russia. In 2015, when he returned to Russia from Uzbekistan to take his exams, the applicant was refused leave to land on foot of an exclusion order issued against the applicant in July 2015. The applicant complains under Article 8 that the exclusion order was unlawful, violated his right to respect for private life, and that the domestic courts failed to properly examine the issue.

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