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European Court of Human Rights confirms Hungary failed to assess risks on return for asylum-seekers expelled to Serbia

, Index number: EUR 27/1465/2019

Amnesty International is pleased to note that the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber judgment in Ilias and Ahmed v Hungary confirmed the Court’s finding that Hungary breached its obligations under Article 3 when it returned two asylum seekers to Serbia. Amnesty International however regrets that in the same judgment, the Court failed to uphold its previous findings that the applicant’s confinement in the Röszke transit zone without a formal decision of legal relevance and due safeguards amounted to arbitrary detention.

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