Refusal to register Turkish associations

Bekir-Ousta and others group v Greece (Appl. No. 35151/05)

Briefed on: 24 November 2017

This group of cases concern the refusal by domestic courts to register associations on the grounds that their aim was to promote the idea that an ethnic Turkish minority existed in Greece.

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Degrading treatment of migrants in detention

Degrading treatment of migrants in detention

M.S.S v Belgium and Greece (Appl. No. 30696/09)

Briefed on: 20 February 2017

The M.S.S group of cases concerns the degrading treatment of the applicants (asylum seekers or irregular migrants) on account of their conditions of detention such as overcrowding, insufficient ventilation, lack of regular access to toilets or sanitary facilities, unsuitable food or inadequate allowances for food in various detention facilities. The ECtHR found such a treatment amount to a violation of Article 3 of the Convention (degrading ill-treatment).

  • Submission of Amnesty International to the Committee of Ministers
  • Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights
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