Returning a Christian convert to Pakistan? MAM v Switzerland


In MAM v Switzerland [2022] ECHR 317 [in French], the applicant, a Pakistan national, had arrived in Switzerland as an asylum seeker in 2015. He had told the Swiss authorities that for the previous ten years his family had been in a land dispute with a neighbouring family and that after his family had won a court case over the dispute, members of the opposing family had tried to kill him – whereupon he had left the country [4]. Not long after arriving in Switzerland he became a practising Salvationist and decided to be baptised. Because the Salvation Army does not practise baptism, in 2016 he was baptised at a Mennonite church, with several Salvationists present [6-9]. Continue reading