Deportation of long-term settled migrant with schizophrenia following criminal conviction breaches right to private life but does not engage the protection of Article 3 ECHR
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given its Grand Chamber judgment in Savran v. Denmark (application no. 57467/15), ruling that the deportation of a mentally ill Turkish national resident in Denmark following criminal convictions was not contrary to the prohibition on inhuman and degrading treatment under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), but that it breached the right to respect for private life protected by Article 8 ECHR.
The case concerns a Turkish national who had been resident in Denmark for most of his life. In 2015, he was deported to Turkey following a 2008 expulsion order given for violent crimes he had committed in the 2000s. On 1 October 2019, the ECtHR handed out its Chamber jud