Hunde v Netherlands (Application 17931/16)

Date of the decision:  July 5, 2016

JurisdictionCouncil of Europe – European Court of Human Rights

Country: Netherlands

Subject: Non-admissibility – Article 3 – undocumented migrants – human dignity and core obligations under the ICESCR.

Legal basis:


Council of Europe Secretary General questions Hungary over human rights implications of migrants "state of emergency"

On September 15th 2015, one more step in the criminalisation of asylum seekers has been taken by the Hungarian government.


US Government finds criminalisation of homelessness unconstitutional

August 2015 - The US government has declared that it is unconstitutional to pass measures that criminalise the life-sustaining activities of people who are homeless.  Thanks in large part to the campaigning and education activities of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (http://www.nlchp.org) at the United Nations, the government has recognised that criminalisation measures including bans on sitting, lying, camping, etc., in fact violate human rights.  This is pertinent to EU countries as well, since these measures violate human rights foun


To cc or not to cc – The effect of collective complaints in practice

On November 10, 2014 the Decisions on the Merits were published for two Collective Complaints against The Netherlands. The first complaint was submitted by FEANTSA and deals with access criteria and availability of shelter for homeless people in the Netherlands. The second complaint was submitted by the Conference of European Churches and deals with access to shelter and basic amenities (water, food, clothing) for undocumented migrants.


Conference - Housing Rights: the impact of strategic litigation and advocacy - Comparing Europe and North America

École Nationale Supérieure
d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville
60 boulevard de la Villette
75019 PARIS
Metro line 2 : Belleville or Colonel Fabien

Thursday 18 june 2015 - 9:00 to 17:00

9:00 Registration

9:15 Welcome from Ian Brossat , Deputy Mayor of Paris, responsible for housing and emergency shelter

9:30 Does challenging measures that criminalise homelessness work? What lessons from the USA and Canada for lawyers and NGOs in Europe?


C-3537/13 Mohamed RAJI and others against Spain [16.12.2014]

Decided on 16 December 2014

Relevant Articles:   Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (against torture, and "inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment") and Article 8 of the Convention (right to respect for their family life and/or their home)



C-69037/10 Pelipenko v. Russia [16.01.2014]

Decided on 16 January 2014

Relevant Articles: Article 41 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms