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Belgium: Council for Alien Law Litigation rules on scope of application of the Dublin III Regulation and the Returns Directive

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Belgian Council for Alien Law Litigation has provided guidance on the scope of application of the Dublin III Regulation and the Returns Directive, in view of four of its recent decisions (no

Ireland Supreme Court rules on obligation to consider the position of the unborn child in decision to revoke deportation order concerning the father

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

On 7 March 2018, the Supreme Court of Ireland ruled in case M & ors vs Minister for Justice and Equality & ors, which concerned a Nigerian national who unsuccessfully applied for asylum in Ireland and who later received a deportation order.

Switzerland: Federal Administrative Tribunal rules that authorities failed in the assessment of applicability of discretionary clause under Dublin

Friday, March 23, 2018

On 5 March 2018, the Federal Administrative Tribunal ruled in case E-1129/2018 that the national authorities had not carried out a proper assessment of the applicability of the discretionary clause of the Dublin III Regulation in a case concerning a Sri Lankan family.

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