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M.S. v Slovakia and Ukraine – 17189/11

Country Slovakia; Ukraine
Status FINAL
Court ECtHR
Relevant Law Article 3, 5, 34
Year 2020
Found for Applicant

The applicant, an Afghan national, entered Ukraine and then Slovakia. Slovakian authorities intercepted the applicant and returned him to Ukraine without a prior assessment. The Court found the complaints in respect of Article 3, 13 and 5(2) against Slovakia were manifestly ill-founded. The Court found for the applicant against Ukraine with regards to the lack of an assessment under Article 3 pending his return to Afghanistan, as well as with regards to his detention.