ECtHR Communicated case against the Netherlands

Monday, February 18, 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has recently communicated a case against the Netherlands:

  • T.M. and S.Y.M. against the Netherlands (application no. 33515/16): The application concerns the refusal to grant asylum to the applicants, a couple from Pakistan, where the husband is a born Christian and the wife a convert from Islam. The Dutch authorities did not believe that the applicants were married in Pakistan by a Christian priest after the woman had converted to the man’s Christian faith. They complain that their removal to Pakistan would expose them to a real and personal risk of being subjected to treatment prohibited under Article 3 of the Convention.

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