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Netherlands: Court of the Hague recognises traditional marriages in Eritrea as legally valid

Monday, August 7, 2017

On 7 August 2017, the Court of the Hague published its case no. 16/26926 concerning the application for a “permission for provisional stay” of an Eritrean national who was married through a traditional ceremony in Eritrea to another Eritrean national, who is currently a refugee in the Netherlands.

Italy: Tribunal of Bari condemns government for damaging the reputation of the municipality due to the conditions at the Centre for Identification and Expulsion

Thursday, August 10, 2017

On 10 August 2017, the Tribunal of Bari condemned the Italian Government for damaging the reputation of the city and province of Bari due to the inhumane and degrading treatment afforded to detainees at Bari’s Centre for Identification and Expulsion. The Government was sentenced to pay a compensation of over 30 thousand euros.

CJEU: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Administrative Tribunal of Malmo (Sweden), C-404/17 A

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The main proceedings concern a Serbian national who applied for asylum in Sweden on 12 March 2017. In 2003, the applicant reported a militia group to the police resulting in legal proceedings against several members of the group and, for that reason, was the victim of violent threats.

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