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M.A. and Others v Latvia- 1134/23

Country Latvia
Court ECHR
Relevant Law Article 3, 13, 34, Article 4 of Protocol No. 4
Year 2023
Found for N/A

The case involves Applicants alleging mistreatment by Latvian authorities near the Latvian-Belarusian border from December 2022 to January 2023. They claim unauthorized pushbacks to Belarus, inadequate living conditions in a tent, and obstacles in seeking asylum. Allegations include violations of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman treatment), Article 13 (right to an effective remedy), and Article 4 of Protocol No. 4 (prohibition of collective expulsion) of the European Convention on Human Rights. Concerns also arise regarding Latvia’s compliance with Article 34, ensuring the right to individual applications to the European Court of Human Rights. The applicants assert deliberate coercion to prevent seeking asylum in Latvia. The Court would investigate these claims and assess evidence to determine if human rights violations occurred, considering the treatment of asylum seekers and access to legal representation.