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Switzerland – Federal Administrative Tribunal rules in a case concerning a Sri Lankan refugee sur place

Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

On 13 November, the Federal Administrative Tribunal (TAF) of Switzerland delivered a judgment concerning the appeal of a Sri Lankan national, of Tamil ethnicity, against a decision by the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) that refused to grant him international protection.

The Netherlands – District Court rules in a case concerning the asylum claim of a Ukrainian separatist

Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2018

The applicant, a Ukrainian national, applied for asylum in the Netherlands, claiming that she was accused of being a separatist, having also been subjected to sexual and gender-based violence.

United Kingdom – High Administrative Court rules in a case of unlawful detention of an asylum seeker

Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

On 16 November, the England and Wales High Court (Administrative Court) ruled in a case concerning the detention of a Sudanese national due to criminal charges.

The applicant had requested asylum in the UK, claiming that he was a member of the non-Arab tribe from

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Country of Decision: United Kingdom , Country of Applicant: Sri Lanka , Keywords: Detention , Date of Decision: 13-07-2018

According to UK detention rules, a detainee must be examined by a doctor within 24 hours of being detained in order to ascertain if they are a potential victim of torture.  

Country of Decision: United Kingdom , Country of Applicant: Somalia , Keywords: Cessation of protection, Circumstances ceased to exist , Date of Decision: 02-05-2018

UK Court of Appeal rules on the correct test to use when making a decision on cessation of refugee status.

Country of Decision: United Kingdom , Country of Applicant: Palestinian Territory , Keywords: Humanitarian considerations, Return , Date of Decision: 31-07-2018

Court ruled upon the correct test to use when considering returns to Palestine.

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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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