European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights

Sweden: Sudanese family loses female genital mutilation deportation complaint

Human rights judges have rejected a complaint from a Sudanese family, that deportation from Sweden could leave their daughters at risk of female genital mutilation.

In its 7 June decision in the case R.B.A.B. and Others v. the Netherlands (application no. 7211/06), brought by a married couple, Ms R.B.A.B. and Mr H.S., their two daughters, X and Y, and their son Z, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that there would be no violation of Article 3 – in the event of Ms R.B.A.B., Mr H.S., Y and Z’s expulsion to Sudan.

Judges also ruled that the application be struck out of the court’s list of cases, in so far as it concerned the complaints brought by X.

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