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Netherlands: Asylum authorities failed to take into account best interests of the child when considering internal protection alternative

Monday, May 1, 2017

On 1 May 2017, the Dutch Court of Appeal in The Hague decided to grant an appeal to an unaccompanied minor from Iraq, largely relying on the principle of best interests of the child.

Netherlands: Council of State quashed decision requiring individual guarantees before transferring vulnerable persons to Italy

Thursday, May 11, 2017

On 11 May 2017, the Dutch Council of State ruled on a case concerning a return to Italy under the Dublin procedure of victim of sexual abuse who was receiving appropriate psychological support in the Netherlands.

Netherlands: Council of State allows return to Italy of beneficiary who had residence permit expired

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

On 9 May 2017, the Dutch Council of State ruled in favour of the State Secretary and quashed a previous decision by the Court of Appeal of The Hague which had obliged the State Secretary to reconsider an inadmissibility decision.

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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 20 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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