On the 24th of May 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) decided to lift the interim measures in 1,350 cases and strike-out these applications of its list of cases. The decision concerned asylum-seekers of various nationalities who were granted interim measures between October 2022 and April 2023. The applicants, who were in Belgium and had no accommodation, complained of not being assigned places in reception facilities. They requested the ECtHR to direct Belgium to provide them with accommodation and material assistance and so comply with decisions of the domestic Labour Court.
When granting interim measures, the ECtHR invited the applicants to state whether they wished to maintain their applications and, if so, to submit a duly completed application form within four weeks. Some applicants omitted to submit the forms, others indicated that they did not wish to pursue their application. Hence, the ECtHR decided to lift the interim measures and struck the cases out.