European Court of Human Rights Regularisation of immigration status • Abuhmaid v Ukraine   App No 31183/13,   12 January 2017 The court held that there was no violation of rights under article 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) where Ukraine had enacted an Immigration Act setting out procedures for applications for those seeking permanent residence. Although the applicant was unsuccessful in pursuing such an application in accordance with the statute, there was nothing to suggest that there were deficiencies in the Act or regulations, or that he was somehow unable to access necessary procedures. Preventing submission ...