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Press Release: Hirsi v. Italy

29 February 2012

Judgement delivered by the European Court of Human Rights on 23rd February 2012


The AIRE Centre, Amnesty International and the Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH) jointly intervened in the case of Hirsi v Italy, which was decided by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights on 23 February 2012.  

The Court found violations of Articles 3 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights resulting from the return of migrants intercepted at sea to Libya.  For more information, see Amnesty's press release and FIDH's press release.

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