The ECHR has banned the expulsion of migrants on Polish territory back to Belarus

ECHR: Warsaw has no right to send migrants back to Belarus who find themselves in Poland

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the official Warsaw does not have the right to expel migrants who have already crossed the border and ended up on the territory of Poland, back to Belarus. This is stated in the relevant order published on the website.

In the period from August 20 to December 3, 2021, the ECHR examined a total of 47 applications with a request to ensure a safe stay in the territory of the European Union, filed by 198 applicants. Most of them were filed against Poland, whose authorities refuse to provide migrants with asylum, medical care, housing, and so on. Many applicants have argued that their lives would be in danger if they were sent back to Belarus or to their homeland.