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Finland - Supreme Administrative Court - national authorities cannot expect the uncle of an unaccompanied minor to ensure that a child can safely return to his or her family

Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

On 10 November 2017, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland ruled in case KHO:2017:173 regarding the rejection of the asylum application by an Iraqi unaccompanied minor followed by a return order.

Finland - Supreme Administrative Court - being in contact with the family is not in itself a proof that a child will be taken care of upon return

Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

On 10 November 2017, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland ruled in case KHO:2017:172 regarding the return order and two-year entry ban issued to a Moroccan unaccompanied minor after the rejection of his asylum application.

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CJEU: Requests for preliminary rulings from the Dutch Council of State

Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Dutch courts have recently submitted two asylum-related requests for preliminary rulings to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Case C-582/17 H.: On 4 October 2017, the Dutch Council of State referred a question

Latest Cases


Country of Decision: Germany , Country of Applicant: Afghanistan , Keywords: Kinderspezifische Erwägungen, Schutzbedürftige Person, Unbegleitete minderjährige Person , Date of Decision: 16-08-2016

Urteil über die vorläufige Inobhutnahme eines unbegleiteten minderjährigen Flüchtlings und Ausführungen zum Verfahren der Feststellung der Minderjährigkeit

Country of Decision: Germany , Country of Applicant: Pakistan , Keywords: Haft , Date of Decision: 26-06-2014

§ 62 Abs. 3 Satz 1 Nr. 5 Aufenthaltsgesetz (aF) entspricht nicht den Anforderungen von Art. 2 n) Dublin-III-Verordnung, wonach die objektiven Kriterien, die Fluchtgefahr begründen, gesetzlich festgelegt sein müssen.

Die in § 62 Abs. 3 Satz 1 Nr. 2 und 3 AufenthG genannten Haftgründe genügen den Anforderungen von Art. 2 Buchstabe n Dublin-III-Verordnung; auf ihrer Grundlage kann Haft zur Sicherung von Überstellungsverfahren nach Art. 28 Dublin-III-Verordnung angeordnet werden.

Country of Decision: Germany , Country of Applicant: Somalia , Keywords: Aufnahmebedingungen, Materielle Aufnahmebedingungen, Schutzbedürftige Person, Überstellung nach der Dublin-Verordnung , Date of Decision: 12-10-2016

Von einer Überstellung nach Italien ist bei einer vulnerablen Person im Sinne des Art. 3 Abs. 2 Satz 2 Dublin II-VO abzusehen.

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The European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL) is an online database co-ordinated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and a compilation of summaries of refugee and asylum case law from the courts of 20 European states, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The summaries are published in English and in the relevant state’s national language.

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