Communicated cases against Italy (Application No. 13755/18)

Friday, July 24, 2020
  • A.B. v Italy (Application No. 13755/18): The applicant is a Tunisian national who was transferred to the Hotspot of Lampedusa after arriving in Italy. He was later transferred to Palermo before being returned to his country of origin. In March 2018, he returned to Italy and was transferred to a centre for migrants after stating that he wanted to make an application for international protection. He complains under, inter alia, Article 3 and 5(1) and 5(4) ECHR. He also complains that the actions of the Italian authorities amounted to a collective expulsion, contrary to Article 4 Protocol No. 4. A number of cases with similar facts and complaints concerning detention and asylum procedures in the Lampedusa hotspot have also been communicated by the Court in Application Nos. 13302/1812344/18, and 13110/18

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