European Court of Human Rights Case: Hirsi v. Italy

(This is an updated version of a post that originally appeared on Forced Migration Current Awareness.)

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently issued a decision in the case of Hirsi Jamaa and Others v. Italy. The case concerned Somalis and Eritreans who were intercepted at sea by Italian authorities, and then summarily returned to Libya. The Court found, in part, that Italy’s actions had violated the non-refoulement principle. For a summary, read ASIL’s Int’l Law in Brief.  Here is the text of the decision.

For reactions to and commentary on the case, see:

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