Court name: Supreme Court
State: Russian Federation
Date of decision:
Legal instruments: European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Other international law
Key aspects: Access to social and economic rights, Country of return, Deportation and removal, Protection, Respect for private and family life
The applicant is a stateless person, who committed an administrative offence of drug abuse, and was sentenced to administrative detention and expulsion. The Court considered that in his specific circumstances, which included statelessness and long-term residence in Russia since childhood, expulsion would be a disproportionate measure at risk of violating Russia's international human rights commitments, and reduced the sentence to administrative detention only.