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A right to regularize unlawful residence? Pormes v. Netherlands untangled

September 18, 2020

By Mark Klaassen (assistant professor of immigration law at the Europa Institute of Leiden University) To what extent can irregular migrants rely on the protection of Article 8 ECHR to regularize their irregular residence? The European Court of Human Rights (the Court) has dealt with this issue before, in different cases with various factual backgrounds. […]