Communicated case: A.A. and Others against the Netherlands (application no. 28190/18)

Friday, August 31, 2018

On 31 August, the ECtHR communicated a case concerning the removal to Libya of a family of asylum seekers, after the Dutch authorities did not find their asylum claim credible. Upon consideration of the possibility to return to Libya, the domestic authorities relied on a Council of State ruling, to conclude that the general security situation in Libya is not so bad as to preclude their return. The applicants filed an application with the Court, complaining under Article 3 ECHR, that their removal to Libya would expose them to a real risk of ill-treatment or death. 

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Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Real risk