Üner v The Netherlands : Expulsion of Long-term Immigrants and the Right to Respect for Private and Family Life (Charlotte Steinorth,  Human Rights Law Review (2008) 8 (1): 185-196).

Üner v The Netherlands is the first case referred to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concerning the expulsion of a long-term immigrant convicted of criminal offences. The question whether the expulsion of aliens who were born or raised in a European host country breaches their right to respect for private and family life as guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) has long been a contentious one before the ECtHR. Following some brief remarks on the issues raised by the ECtHR’s previous jurisprudence on expulsion of long-term immigrants, the present commentary examines the Üner judgment and questions whether the Grand Chamber’s ruling will lead to increased protection of residence for this category of aliens.