ECtHR - Raoufi and others v. Greece, no 22696/16, communicated 26 May 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

On 26 May 2016, the Court communicated the case of Raoufi and others v Greece. The case concerns three Afghan applicants and their detention in VIAL hotspot in Chios on 20 March, the day in which the “EU-Turkey deal” entered into force. The applicants claim that the conditions of detention amount to a breach of article 3 of the Convention. Besides this, they also argue that their detention is arbitrary according to the conditions in Saadi v UK and that they were not informed of the reasons for detention, which is contrary to article 5 of the Convention.

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