Complaints against pushbacks at the border

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People who were forced to leave their countries sometimes encounter that the authorities of another country ignore their applications for asylum. Often this happens at the border when asylum seekers do not have documents authorising entry into the country.

We have a vast experience in dealing with such cases. The European Court of Human Rights has already delivered judgments in two applications, where the applicants were represented by our lawyer. In both cases, the Court found multiple violations of the clients' rights and awarded them compensation: the applicants in the case against Lithuania received 22,000 euro, the applicants in the case against Poland received 34,000 euro.

Another five complaints are being examined by the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee. For more details see Our cases section.

If you have been deported after the refusal to accept your application for asylum, in order to apply to an international body it may not be necessary to go through the appeal procedure at the national level. In such instances, our lawyers will prepare a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights supplemented with the request for the indication of interim measures ("Rule 39 request"). If the request is granted, the state will be obliged to accept your application for asylum and allow you to stay at its territory.

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