Julia Lowis: UK Supreme Court Relaxes the Test for Establishing a Breach of Article 3 in Medical Removal Cases

05 May 2020

On 29 April 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of AM(Zimbabwe) v SSHD [2020] UKSC. This completes the domestic line of authority grappling with the ECtHR’s Grand Chamber’s judgment in Paposhvili v Belgium, which reformulated the applicable test where appellants allege that their proposed removal to a third country would be in breach of Article 3 ECHR as exposing them to inhuman or degrading treatment as a result of the unavailability of medical treatment there.

Julia Lowis has written a blog for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, click here to continue reading.

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