Communicated case: Sahiti v. Belgium (application nr. 24421/20)

Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Sahiti v. Belgium (application nr. 24421/20). The case concerns a Kosovar national who suffers from severe chronic post-traumatic anxiety psychoneurosis and whose regularization applications have been rejected by the Belgian authorities. The applicant complains that his deportation to Kosovo would entail a risk of inhuman and degrading treatment, in the sense of Article 3 ECHR, due to the lack of availability and accessibility of the required medical follow-up. Additionally, he complains about the lack of effective recourse against decisions that denied him permission to stay on medical grounds, which would be contrary to Article 13 ECHR.
          Based on an unofficial translation by the EWLU team

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Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Vulnerable person