On the 10th of January 2023, the ECtHR communicated the case V.M. and Others against Poland, no. 40002/22. The case concerns an ongoing detention of an Armenian mother and her two children pending their asylum and deportation proceedings. The mother’s mental health deteriorated heavily after she had a miscarriage while in detention. The Refugee Board refused granting refugee status to the applicants on the ground that they fled a violent husband, but the appeals and deportation proceedings are still ongoing.
The applicants claim violations of Articles 3, 5 and 8 ECHR as no alternative measures were considered prior to detention and their vulnerability was not taken into account.