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Czech Republic: Prague Regional Court quashes Dublin transfer to Bulgaria for Yazidi family

Monday, June 29, 2015

The case of A.K.A and others v. Ministry of the Interior related to a Yazidi family of four adults from Northern Iraq. The father had serious psychological problems for which he took medication. The family applied for asylum in Bulgaria and Hungary, but abandoned these claims and attempted to reach Germany.

Belgium: Council of Alien Law Litigation annuls decision to transfer a single man to Italy under Dublin III

Monday, June 1, 2015

This case relates to a Senegalese national who claimed asylum in Belgium in July 2015.

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Country of Decision: France , Country of Applicant: Niger , Keywords: Évaluation des faits et des circonstances, Évaluation individuelle, Situation personnelle du demandeur, Garanties procédurales, Responsabilité de l'examen de la demande, Transfert Dublin , Date of Decision: 22-06-2015

Le Tribunal Administratif de Nantes affirme qu’en raison de la situation délicate et évolutive prévalant actuellement en Italie, la décision de transfert d’un demandeur d’asile dans ce pays doit être prise avec une ‘grande prudence’, après  un examen complet et rigoureux de conséquences du retour pour l’intéressé. 

Dans le cas d’espèce, à cause de l’absence d’un tel examen, la requérante obtient l’annulation de la décision de la préfecture, sur son retour en Italie et renvoie pour réexamen auprès des autorités préfectorales compétentes.

Country of Decision: France , Country of Applicant: Niger , Keywords: Dublin Transfer, Assessment of facts and circumstances, Individual assessment, Personal circumstances of applicant, Procedural guarantees, Responsibility for examining application , Date of Decision: 22-06-2015

The Administrative Court judged that a full and rigorous examination of the consequences of transferring the applicant back to Italy is required, given the delicate and evolving situation in the country. As this was not done the prefecture’s decision to refuse to examine the asylum application and send her back to Italy was annulled. The case was remitted to the prefecture for re-examination. 

Country of Decision: Czech Republic , Country of Applicant: Iraq , Date of Decision: 01-06-2015

The Prague Regional court quashed a Dublin transfer decision in respect of a family of four Yazidi adults to Bulgaria. Firstly, the court held that the Ministry of Interior had paid insufficient consideration to whether the Bulgarian asylum system ensures adequate health care for one of the Applicants, suffering from a psychological disorder. Secondly, the court found that the Applicants were not subject to personal interviews in the proceedings concerning their Dublin transfer, thus violating their right to a fair trial. 

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