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French Constitutional Council approves new law on asylum and immigration


On September 6, the French Constitutional Council pronounced itself on Law n.

UK Court of Appeal rules on scope of Article 8 ECHR in medical cases


The UK Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment on a case of a national of St. Lucia, who had lived in the UK for nine years, but her latest application for leave to remain had been rejected. The applicant appealed against the decision before the First-Tier Tribunal and, upon a second rejection before the Upper Tribunal.

Belgian CALL rules on case of inadmissibility due to international protection status granted by another Member State


On 20 August 2018, the Belgian Council for Alien Law Litigation (CALL) ruled in case no. 207 875 regarding two Syrian nationals, who had applied for international protection in Belgium. The Belgian authorities had initially rejected their application as inadmissible, due to the fact that the two applicants had been granted subsidiary protection status in Spain.

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The European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL) is an online database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and a compilation of summaries of refugee and asylum case law from the courts of 22 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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