ECtHR Grand Chamber: referral request in Aden Ahmed v. Malta and Suso Musa v. Malta refused

Monday, December 23, 2013

On 9 December 2013, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights refused to hear Malta’s appeal against two judgments of 23 July 2013. In both judgments, the ECtHR held that Malta’s immigration detention conditions and lack of adequate review of detention violate Articles 3 (prohibition of degrading treatment), 5(1) (right to liberty) and 5(4) (right to have lawfulness of detention decided speedily by a court) of the Convention.

Read Aden Ahmed v. Maltaand Suso Musa v. Malta, and the Grand Chamber’s notice.

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