Levakovic v. Denmark (App no. 7841/14)

This case concerned a decision to expel the applicant to Croatia, with which he had no ties apart from nationality, after he was tried and convicted for crimes committed in Denmark, where he had lived most of his life. In its Chamber judgment in the case the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 8. The Court found that the domestic courts had made a thorough assessment of his personal circumstances, balancing the competing interests and taking Strasbourg case-law into account. The courts had found that he did not have any children whose interests needed to be taken into account and that he was poorly integrated into society as he had lived a life of crime and shown a lack of will to comply with Danish law. Overall, the authorities had based their decisions on relevant and sufficient reasons and there was no sign his Roma origin had influenced them.

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