This is simply a scandal and a disgrace for Norway!
I have blogged on this issue 4th of May 2012:
Butt v. Norway (no. 47017/09)
The applicants, Johangir Abbas and Fozia Butt, brother and sister, are Pakistani nationals who were born in 1985 and 1986 respectively and live in Oslo. They arrived in Norway in1989 with their mother and were granted a residence permit on humanitarian grounds.
In 1999 their permits were withdrawn and they were refused further residence in
Norway as their mother had lied to the immigration authorities (notably they had left
Norway and returned to Pakistan from 1992 to early 1996). Relying on Article 8 (right torespect for private and family life and the home), the applicants complained that their deportation to Pakistan would break the strong ties they have with Norway where they have lived since they were young children with their aunt and uncle, their mother having gone into hiding in 2000-2001, been expelled in 2005 and died in 2007. On the otherhand, their links to Pakistan were weak: they have had no contact since 1996 with their father whose abusive behaviour had prompted their mother to leave Pakistan, and they have a limited grasp of Urdu.
Violation of Article 8 (in the event of the applicants’ deportation)
Just satisfaction: EUR 15,000 to the applicants jointly (pecuniary damage), EUR 3,000
to each applicant (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 20,000 to the applincants jointly
(costs and expenses)
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