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D v Bulgaria – 29447/17

Country Bulgaria
Status FINAL
Court ECtHR
Relevant Law Article 3, 13
Year 2021
Found for Applicant

The case D. v. Bulgaria concerns the applicant’s removal to Turkey in October 2016, within 24hours of his arrest, in breach of domestic law and without a prior examination of the risks he faced, even though the Bulgarian authorities had sufficient information to indicate that the applicant, a journalist, could have had genuine concerns from the standpoint of Article 3. The Court noted various deficiencies, such as the Bulgarian State’s failure to provide the applicant with the assistance of an interpreter or translator, information about his rights as an asylum seeker or access to a lawyer or a representative from organizations specialized in international protection.