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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: France , Country of Applicant: Congo (DRC) , Keywords: Benefit of doubt, Unaccompanied minor , Date of Decision: 19-09-2017

The benefit of the doubt benefits the minor.

Country of Decision: France , Country of Applicant: Bangladesh , Keywords: Country of origin information, Membership of a particular social group, Refugee Status, Sexual orientation , Date of Decision: 21-04-2017

The fact that the membership of a particular social group is not subject to specific repressive criminal provisions has no incidence on the granting of refugee status.

Country of Decision: France , Country of Applicant: Angola , Keywords: Accommodation centre, Unaccompanied minor , Date of Decision: 25-08-2017

A lack of the State authorities’ fulfilment of obligations under article L.223-2 of the Code of Social Action and Families can create serious harm to a fundamental right.

The obligation by the applicant to put in place emergency accommodation is reinforced when a child’s health, security or morality is put in danger. 

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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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