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UK: Upper Tribunal Country Guidance on Iraq, Article 15c) QD, 2004/83/EC

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Upper Tribunal in the UK has issued Country Guidance (an authoritative finding which is binding on other Tribunals which consider the same matters) on Iraq.

Belgium: CALL annuls Dublin III transfer to Italy of single woman

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This case relates to a single woman originating from the DRC who claimed asylum in Belgium in December 2014.

CJEU: Advocate General Opinion in Joint Cases C-443/14 and C-444/14 Alo and Osso

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Advocate General Cruz Villalon has given his opinion in the joint cases of Alo and Osso, in which a request for preliminary ruling was submitted by the German Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht).

Latest Cases

Land van besluit: United Kingdom , Date of Decision: 30-09-2015

The degree of indiscriminate violence in certain parts of Iraq was such as to expose persons to a real risk of serious harm within the meaning of Article 15(c) of the Qualification Directive merely due to their presence there.

However, other areas of the country (including Baghdad City) did not meet this threshold, and as such, Iraqi nationals could be forcibly returned to these areas as it would not generally be unreasonable or unduly harsh for them to internally relocate there. 

Land van besluit: United Kingdom , Trefwoorden: Accelerated procedure, Detention, Effective access to procedures, Procedural guarantees , Date of Decision: 29-07-2015

The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s judgment in reaffirming that the procedural rules governing an appeal against a negative decision on asylum conducted under the Detained Fast Track (DFT) system are ultra vires and thus unlawful.

Land van besluit: Czech Republic , Land van herkomst: Iraq , Trefwoorden: Detention, Dublin Transfer , Date of Decision: 01-06-2015

The Czech Regional Court dealt with an application concerning the unlawfulness of a decision taken under § 129 (1) of the Aliens Act. After engaging in textual and teleological analysis of the said national provision, the Court concluded that because the Member State failed to establish objective criteria for assessing the risk of absconding, the rule laid down in Article 28 of the Dublin III Regulation is not applicable in the Czech Republic.  

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