Pregnant woman (5th month)

Application granted

Authorites have followed the order of the Court

Living conditions at the time of the application

The applicant used to live in a small tent together with her husband and their children that they bought and constructed themselves. They did not receive anything from the RIC. The tent was located next to an improvised waste disposal site. In order to use the dirty and overcrowded sanitary facilities, the applicant would have to walk up a steep, slippery hill. Not being able to do so, she used a self-constructed toilet in the woods. As a result of several Caesarian sections, she suffers from significant pain. The local hospital confirmed that the applicant needed special treatment on the mainland already in February. However, the authorities remained fully inactive until interim measures were granted by the ECHR. During three fires on 26 April 2020, the applicant and her family lost their tent and belongings.


The Court ordered to guarantee the applicant living conditions compatible with Article 3 of the Convention having regard to her state of health and to provide the applicant with adequate healthcare.


Greek Authorities have followed the Court order. The applicant was placed in an apartment and then transferred to the mainland.

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