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R.D. v Hungary – 17695/18

Country Hungary
Status FINAL
Court ECtHR
Relevant Law Article 13, Article 4 Protocol 4, Article 35
Year 2023
Found for Inadmissible

The applicant was an Afghan national who complained he was removed from Hungary in September 2017 along with several other migrants. He states he was subjected to dog attacks and beatings by Hungarian officers, and then removed to the other side of the external border fence with Serbia. The removal was based on the Hungarian State Borders Act. The applicant complained that he had been part of a collective expulsion, in breach of Article 4 of Protocol No. 4 to the Convention. He also complained under Article 13 of the Convention in conjunction with Article 4 of Protocol No. 4 that he had not had any effective remedy at his disposal. 

The applicant did not furnish the Court with sufficient material evidence of his removal and failed to submit any convincing explanation pointing to difficulties in adducing at least some prima facie evidence in support of his assertions. The Court concluded that the application was unsubstantiated and rejected it as manifestly ill‑founded in accordance with Article 35 §§ 3 (a) and Article 4.