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Asylum Seekers and the European Courts

Posted on 22-12-14
Written By: Vanessa Gatt

Amid stories of under-investigated crimes committed against asylum seekers, and amid reports of refugee segregation within certain Swiss towns imposing restrictions to the immigrants’ free movement, the European Courts have been adamant in their quest to ensure that asylum seekers’ fundamental human rights remain inalienable regardless of their political status, in line with Article 1 of the ECHR, regardless of their nationality when present within Member State jurisdictions.