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Swiss Federal Administrative Court rules on returns of Eritreans in case of conscription to national service upon return

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

On 10 July 2018, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court ruled on case E-5022/2017 regarding the return to Eritrea of Eritrean nationals who had their asylum application rejected in Switzerland, in case of forced conscription to the national service upon return.

Spanish Supreme Court condemns State for not fulfilling its relocation obligations

Monday, July 9, 2018

On 9 July 2018, the Administrative Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court condemned the Spanish State for partially failing to meet its obligation under the Council Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 

ECtHR - Communicated case: Frison v. Russia (application no. 57614/17)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On 26 June 2018, the European Court of Human Rights communicated the case Frison v. Russia (application no. 57614/17), which concerns a French national who is married and has a child with a Russian national. In June 2016, the applicant applied for a temporary residence permit before the Russian Consulate General in Strasbourg in order to reunify with his family in Russia.

Latest Cases

Country of Decision: France , Country of Applicant: Afghanistan , Keywords: Detention, Dublin Transfer, Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment , Date of Decision: 06-07-2018

Following on from a Rule 39 measure from the European Court of Human Rights preventing the transfer of the applicant to Bulgaria under the Dublin Regulation, the Tribunal ordered the police prefect to register the applicant's claim for asylum in France. 

Country of Applicant: Palestinian Territory , Keywords: Exclusion from protection, Inadmissible application, Protection , Date of Decision: 25-07-2018

Where a person is registered with UNRWA and then later applies for international protection in a European Union Member State such persons are in principle excluded from refugee status in the European Union unless it becomes evident, on the basis of an individualised assessment of all relevant evidence, that their personal safety is at serious risk and it is impossible for UNRWA to guarantee that the living conditions are compatible with its mission and that due to these circumstances the individual has been forced to leave the UNRWA area of operations. 


Country of Applicant: Serbia , Keywords: Manifestly unfounded application, Safe country of origin , Date of Decision: 25-07-2018

A Member State cannot rely on the rebuttable presumption under Articles 36 and 37 of the 2013 Asylum Procedures Directive (APD) in respect of the safe country of origin concept and subsequently find the application to be manifestly unfounded in accordance with Article 31(8)(b) without having fully implemented and complied with the procedures under the APD relating to the designation of countries as safe countries of origin.

Moreover, a Member State may not consider an application for asylum as manifestly unfounded under the APD due to the insufficiency of the applicant’s representations. 

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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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