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French Constitutional Council approves new law on asylum and immigration

Thursday, September 6, 2018

On September 6, the French Constitutional Council pronounced itself on Law n.

UK Court of Appeal rules on scope of Article 8 ECHR in medical cases

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The UK Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment on a case of a national of St. Lucia, who had lived in the UK for nine years, but her latest application for leave to remain had been rejected. The applicant appealed against the decision before the First-Tier Tribunal and, upon a second rejection before the Upper Tribunal.

Belgian CALL rules on case of inadmissibility due to international protection status granted by another Member State

Monday, August 20, 2018

On 20 August 2018, the Belgian Council for Alien Law Litigation (CALL) ruled in case no. 207 875 regarding two Syrian nationals, who had applied for international protection in Belgium. The Belgian authorities had initially rejected their application as inadmissible, due to the fact that the two applicants had been granted subsidiary protection status in Spain.

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Country of Decision: Italy , Keywords: Effective access to procedures , Date of Decision: 22-06-2018

The case deals with the illegitimacy of denying the registration of an international protection request on the basis of the request being issued before a non-competent authority and lacking the criterion of “autonomous accommodation”.

Country of Decision: Italy , Country of Applicant: Afghanistan , Keywords: Dublin Transfer, Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Return , Date of Decision: 19-10-2017

Sending countries are under the obligation not to transfer any individual to another country if any reasonable doubt regarding systemic flaws in the asylum procedure and in the reception conditions for applicants in that Member State arises. The mere assumption that the country will comply with its obligations under international and European law is not sufficient and the sending country is under the obligation to comply with the precautionary principle and not allow the transfer.

Country of Decision: Italy , Country of Applicant: Afghanistan , Keywords: Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Request to take back, Safe country of origin , Date of Decision: 25-05-2018

The request submitted by the Italian authorities to Norway to take back the applicant would imply his immediate repatriation to his country of origin, Afghanistan, which, in the light of the Court’s reasoning, is not to be considered a safe country.

About EDAL

The European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL) is an online database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and a compilation of summaries of refugee and asylum case law from the courts of 22 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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