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Italy – Court of Cassation decides on proper assessment of subsidiary protection claims

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

On 12 September, the Court of Cassation delivered its judgment in a case concerning the annulment of a decision that denied international protection to a Pakistani national.

After the appellant’s asylum request had been refused at two instances, he

France – National Court of Asylum rules in a case of cessation of refugee status

Friday, September 14, 2018

On 14 September, the French National Court of Asylum decided on a case concerning the cessation of a Bangladeshi national’s refugee status, after he obtained an official document from his home country. 

Greece – Appeals Committee finds that Turkey is not a safe third country for a family of Syrian Kurds

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

On 25 September, the 9th Appeals Committee ruled in a case concerning a family of Syrian-Kurdish asylum seekers from Afrin. 

Latest Cases

Country of Decision: Spain , Keywords: Dublin Transfer, Procedural guarantees , Date of Decision: 09-07-2018

The Administrative Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court established that Spain is bound by two Council Decisions of May and September 2015 establishing an EU Emergency Relocation Mechanism aimed at distributing a number of refugees that have arrived to Italy and Greece.

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.

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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