SAJE wins appeal to the European Court of Human Rights
In its ruling rendered on July 4, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned Switzerland in three of the four cases in which the State Secretariat for Migration refused to grant family reunification to individuals who partially relied on social assistance. The Service d'Aide Juridique aux Exilé-e-s (SAJE) lodged two appeals, one of which was successful.
SAJE is one of five HEKS/EPER legal advice offices in Switzerland. It aims to inform, guide and defend asylum seekers, temporary admission holders and rejected asylum seekers in the Canton of Vaud. SAJE also provides advocacy based on its experience with asylum seekers. HEKS/EPER also has legal advice offices in the cantons of Zurich, Basel, St. Gallen, Solothurn and Aargau.