This case relates to a national of Senegal, Mr Tall, who made a subsequent application for asylum following the rejection of his first claim by the Belgian authorities and courts. The Commissariat-General for Refugees and Stateless Persons refused to take this second application into account. This led to CPAS withdrawing social assistance to Mr Tall.
On 17 December 2015, Nils Muižnieks submitted a third party intervention in the cases of S.O. v. Austria (no. 44825/15) and A.A. v Austria (no. 44944/15) which relate to the transfer of the two applicants from Austria to Hungary under the Dublin III Regulation.
The case of Z.H. and R.H. v. Switzerland (press release here) relates to two Afghan nationals who had a religious marriage ceremony in Iran in 2010, when Z.H. was 14 years old and R.H. was 18 years old. They applied for asylum in Switzerland in 2011.
This case relates to a 17 year old national of Afghanistan who arrived in Belgium as an unaccompanied minor. On 30 November 2015 he presented himself to the Immigration Office in Brussels to claim asylum. He was given a ‘convocation letter’, inviting him to return to the Office on 17 December to officially register his asylum claim.
The case of Tadzhibayev v. Russia relates to an ethnic Uzbek national of Kyrgyzstan who fled to Russia in June 2010 following violent inter-ethnic clashes in his region. He received a temporary residence permit. The Kyrgyz authorities charged him in absentia for various crimes in connection with the clashes and placed him on a list of fugitives.
This case relates to a Somali national who entered Malta irregularly by boat in May 2012. She was registered by immigration police, as an adult, although she allegedly claimed to be sixteen years old. She was detained in Lyster Barracks pending removal. A few days later she appealed against her removal decision and return order, and applied for asylum.