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Finland: Supreme Administrative Court rules against Dublin III returns to Hungary due to ‘systemic flaws’ in asylum procedures and reception conditions

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

In decision KHO: 2016: 53 of 20 April 2016, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland has ruled that there are systemic flaws in the asylum procedure and reception conditions for asylum applicants in Hungary within the meaning of Article 3(2) of the Dublin III Regulation(DRIII).

CJEU: Case C-558/14 Khachab v Subdelegación del Gobierno en Álava

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The CJEU has given a preliminary ruling in Case C-558 Khachab v Subdelegación del Gobierno en Álava, relating to the interpretation of Article 7(1) c) of the 

Ha.A v. Greece (no. 58387/11), [Articles 3, 5(1) & 5(4)], 21 April 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The case of Ha.A v. Greece (no. 58387/11) relates to an Iraqi national who was arrested for irregularly entering Greece in August 2010. An order was made to detain him pending deportation, and he was transferred to the Tychero border post. The applicant’s asylum claim was rejected. He challenged his detention on 13 December 2010, but this was upheld on the basis that he posed a risk of absconding.

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Land van besluit: Sweden , Land van herkomst: Brazil , Trefwoorden: Effektivt rättsmedel (rätten till), Personlig intervju , Date of Decision: 07-12-2015

I sitt överklagande av Migrationsverkets och Migrationsdomstolens beslut att avslå Sökandens ansökan om upphållstillstånd i Sverige, åberopade Sökanden med skyddskälen vilka inte hade åberopats vid ansökan till Migrationsverket. Genom åberopande av skyddsskäl blir de särskilda krav som gäller vid prövning av asylansökan tillämpliga och Sökanden hade rätt till en personlig intervju hos Migrationsverket. Migrationsöverdomstolen återförvisade Sökandens ärende till Migrationsverket då asylansökan inte kunde prövas av Migrationsdomstolen som första instans.

Land van besluit: Sweden , Land van herkomst: Brazil , Trefwoorden: Effective remedy (right to), Personal interview , Date of Decision: 07-12-2015

In appealing against the Migration Agency’s and the Migration Court’s rejections of the Applicant’s application for leave to remain in Sweden, the Applicant claimed grounds for protection which he/she had not previously raised before the Migration Agency. Claiming grounds for protection meant that special requirements for asylum applications applied and the Applicant was entitled to a personal interview before the Migration Agency. The Migration Court of Appeal referred the Applicant’s case back to the Migration Agency as the Migration Court could not be the body to try the asylum application in the first instance.

Land van besluit: Sweden , Land van herkomst: Syria , Trefwoorden: Första asylland, Skydd, Säkert tredjeland , Date of Decision: 20-08-2015

En Sökandes som är syrisk medborgare ansökte om asyl i Sverige. Migrationsöverdomstolen fann (i) att Armenien var att betrakta som ett säkert tredjeland, och (ii) att den Sökande hade sådan anknytning till Armenien att det var rimligt att den Sökanden reste dit, då den Sökandes mamma kom från Armenien, den Sökande talade armeniska som modersmål, den Sökanden var född och tillbringade sina första levnadsår i Armenien, och den Sökanden frivilligt återvänt till Armenien i vuxen ålder för att studera. Den Sökandes asylansökan avvisades.

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The European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL) is an online database co-ordinated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and a compilation of summaries of refugee and asylum case law from the courts of 19 EU Member 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 Member State’s national language.

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