Gay asylum case communicated by ECHR - A.R.B. v the Netherlands
The Third Section of the European Court of Human Rights has communicated the case of A.R.B. v the Netherlands.
The case, which has been communicated with extreme brevity, concerns an Afghan national, born in 1999, whose second application for asylum in the Netherlands, "in which he claimed for the first time that he was a homosexual", was rejected because "his alleged sexual orientation was not believed".
The Court has asked the following questions to the parties:
"I have written here many times (most recently in April) about how the Court responds to complaints of this type, and have called the Court's record in this area "shameful".