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CJEU: C-652/16 Ahmedbekova - Request for a preliminary ruling from the Administrative Court of Sofia (Bulgaria), lodged on 19 December 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Bulgarian Administrative Court of Sofia has referred preliminary questions to the CJEU in case C-652/16 Ahmedbekova concerning the interpretation of Article 4 of the recast Qualification Directive (rQD) and the assessment of applications for internat

ECtHR Communicated case: C.A. and P.A. against Sweden (no. 75348/16), communicated on 2 March 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

On 2 March 2017, the ECtHR communicated case C.A. and P.A. v. Sweden (no. 75348/16), which relates to a pending transfer under the Dublin III Regulation from Sweden to Italy of two Nigerian nationals (a mother and her underage daughter) who claimed being victims of human trafficking and prostitution in Italy. The applicants applied for asylum in Sweden on 20 December 2015.

UK: Court of Appeal confirms that unaccompanied minor cases must be determined as “an issue of objective fact”.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

On 9 March 2017, the UK Court of Appeal in case Ali, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ano [EWCA Civ 138] dismissed an appeal by the Secretary of State against a High Court decision of 11 May 2016, which had found unlawful the

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