When humans become migrants

A blog containing Marie-Bénédicte Dembour's 30 episode podcast to support her book.

Episode 20: Tabitha’s story

It would be wrong to think that the European Court of Human Rights is incapable of finding immigration detention in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

For example, when a lone five year old was kept in a detention centre in Belgium for two months, the Court found violation after violation of the Convention.

However, this raises the question: how bad must the treatment of a migrant be before the Strasbourg Court reacts?


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european court of human rightsimmigration detentioninhuman and degrading treatmentmubilanzila mayeka [tabitha] v. belgium

Marie-Benedicte Dembour • June 10, 2015

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