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Strategic Litigation2023-09-06T14:01:30+00:00

The Strategic Litigation Task Force is a team of active and former members of the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin and I HAVE RIGHTS and external volunteers specialised in migration law. They are working on interim measures in front of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in case one or more of our clients are at risk of irreparable harm, for example if specific medical treatment is needed that cannot be covered on Samos.

We give a detailed portrayal of each individual case that we bring in front of the ECtHR:

12 years after M.S.S.: Reporting on Human Rights, Access to Asylum and Detention in Greece

Joint Submission by I Have Rights and Mobile Info Team The landmark 2011 M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece ruling by the European Court of Human Rights found that the Greek Government violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, namely the prohibition of inhuman and [...]

August 1st, 2023|General News, Strategic Litigation|0 Comments

Third Party Intervention to the European Court of Human Rights

Press Release I Have Rights and the Border Violence Monitoring Network present evidence of an established practice of pushbacks at the Greek-Turkish land border and demonstrate a lack of access to domestic remedies in Greece for survivors. VATHY, 25th July 2023 – I Have Rights (IHR), a [...]

July 25th, 2023|General News, Strategic Litigation|0 Comments

Young mother successfully sues the Greek Government for the treatment she suffered as a pregnant woman in the “hotspot” on Samos

Press Release For the first time, the European Court of Human Rights has condemned the living conditions faced by an asylum seeker in a Greek hotspot as inhumane and degrading treatment. It found a violation of Article 3 of the Convention and awarded the applicant 5000 Euro [...]

April 10th, 2023|General News, Strategic Litigation|0 Comments

Samos organisations present evidence of systematic human rights violations against people on the move to Council of Europe in the implementation of the Safi judgement

Press Release Samos organisations, I Have Rights and the Human Rights Legal Project, present evidence to the Council of Europe on systematic human rights violations against people on the move in Greece, including torture, pushbacks and lack of investigations into such violations.  VATHY, 24 March 2023 [...]

Interim measure granted in case concerning denial of emergency medical treatment for two of IHR’s beneficiaries

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has granted an urgent interim measure pursuant to Article 39 of the Rules of Court in the cases C.N. v. Greece (Application no. 32683/22) and R.M. v. Greece (Application no. 32755/22). The cases concerned two people, represented by I HAVE RIGHTS (IHR), [...]

August 22nd, 2022|General News, Strategic Litigation|0 Comments

N.E. and others v. Greece No. 8716/20

European Court of Human Rights: Pregnant asylum seekers claim inhuman or degrading treatment in Samos ‘hotspot’ in legal proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights  In the case N.E. and others v. Greece, currently pending before the European Court of Human Rights, the applicants submitted their [...]

June 14th, 2021|Strategic Litigation|0 Comments
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