Webinar | The case of ND and NT v. Spain

International Law Lecture Series organised by Centre for Constitutional Rights, an initiative of Human Rights Law Network in collaboration with European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights

When: Jun 11, 2021 05:30 PM India

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Dear All,

Our 3rd lecture from the CCRI-ECCHR International Law Lecture Series is scheduled for 11.06.2021 and will be delivered by Ms. Hanaa Hakiki, Senior Legal Advisor, Migration Program, ECCHR. Hanaa will be discussing the case of ND and NT v. Spain, ECtHR, Applications number 8675/15 8697/15.

It was the first case to bring to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) a Spanish decade long practice of summary expulsions at its land border with Morocco. It was also a test case which questioned the dominant European narrative through which refugees have rights when other migrants do not. This challenge legally translated in a case which relied on the prohibition of collective expulsions (a procedural safeguard which guarantees an individual examination before expulsion) without relying on the prohibition of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment (the prohibition through which the principle of non-refoulement of the Geneva Refugee Convention is implemented by the ECtHR. The case was won in front of the Chamber in 2017 and lost in front of the Grand Chamber in 2020. The lecture will address the significance of this judgment from a post-colonial and racial perspective.

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