"Unlawful" may not mean rightless

  • Article 4 of Protocol No. 4 to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is short. Its title reads "Prohibition of collective expulsion of aliens", its text reads: "Collective expulsion of aliens is prohibited." It comes as a historical disappointment that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in its decision in the case N.D. and N.T. v. Spain from 13 February 2020 distorts this clear guarantee to exclude apparently "unlawful" migrants from its protection. The decision is a shock for the effective protection of rights in Europe and at its external borders. Consequently the Guardian titled that the Court is "under fire". Reading the majority opinion is at times a puzzling experience, to say the least.

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Author:Maximilian Pichl, Dana Schmalz
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-536630
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17176/20200214-164325-0
Parent Title (German):Verfassungsblog
Publisher:Verfassungsblog.de
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2020
Date of first Publication:2020/02/14
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/06/03
Tag:Collective Expulsion; Non Refoulement; Refugee Protection; border control
Issue:2020/2/14
Page Number:6
First Page:1
Last Page:6
Note:
LICENSED UNDER CC BY NC ND
HeBIS-PPN:467350949
Institutes:Rechtswissenschaft / Rechtswissenschaft
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 34 Recht / 340 Recht
Sammlungen:Universit├Ątspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung 4.0