ECHR fines Greece for violation of rights of asylum-seeking child
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ordered Greece to pay €8,000 to an unaccompanied minor seeking asylum on the grounds that he was treated in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The ECtHR ruled that Greece violated Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment and ordered the payment of 8 thousand euros in financial compensation to the 16-year-old applicant O.R.
For six months in 2018, O.R., an unaccompanied Afghan national, was deprived of access to safety, shelter, hygiene, food and care in Athens, the capital of Greece, where he sought asylum.
On 17 January, the ECtHR also convicted Greece for the Greek Coast Guard firing at Syrian irregular migrants off the coast of Goat Island (Pserimos) in 2014.
Deciding that Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights on the right to life was violated, the ECtHR ordered Greece to pay 80 thousand euros in financial compensation to the applicants.