On the 2nd of January 2023, the ECtHR published its communicated case Djuiazong v. France, no. 30604/22. The present case concerns a Cameroonian applicant who was granted family reunification with his wife and four children. The children’s visa applications were refused on the grounds of fraud because their civil status documents are allegedly not authentic, although the Court of Yaoundé (Cameroon) ordered the reconstitution of the civil documents hence establishing the link between the applicant and his children. The French Appeal proceedings did not consider the Cameroonian decision as adequality establishing the link. The applicant claims that the rejection of his children’s visas violates Article 8 ECHR.

Based on an unofficial translation within the ELENA team.