Communicated case against Greece (application no. 51890/19)

Friday, November 27, 2020

The case of M.Y. and others against Greece (application no. 51890/19) concerns the detention conditions of several unaccompanied minors and the legality of their detention.

The Court asks the parties, inter alia, whether:
(a) the material detention conditions of the applicants in the police stations and detention centres, where they are held, amount to degrading and inhumane treatment in the sense of Article 3 of the ECHR;
(b) the living conditions in the Malakasa camp, as of 29 April 2020, amount to degrading and inhumane treatment in the sense of Article 3;
(c) some applicants had access to an effective remedy to contest their detention and inadequate reception conditions, in line with Article 13 ECHR;
(d) whether the detention of the unaccompanied minors was compatible with Article 3 ECHR.

Based on an unofficial translation by the EWLU team.

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