Latest News

Denmark: Supreme Court found that the 3 year waiting time before granting right to family reunification for persons with temporary protection status does not breach Article 8 ECHR


On 6 November 2017, the Supreme Court of Denmark delivered its ruling in case 107/2017, which concerned an appeal against the Immigration Appeals Board’s decision to refuse to grant family reunification to a Syrian national who had been granted temporary protection in Denmark with her wife, who is still in Syria.

Greece: Administrative Court of Mytilene rules unlawful the detention of Syrian asylum seekers in 3 different cases


The Administrative Court of Mytilene has delivered three rulings upholding Syrian asylum seekers’ objections against detention.

Germany: Administrative Court of Düsseldorf rules against a Dublin transfer to Greece based on serious shortcomings in the Greek asylum system


On 26 October 2017, the Administrative Court of Düsseldorf ruled in case 12 L 4591/17 A, which concerned the Dublin transfer of an asylum seeker from Germany to Greece. Greece had accepted the take-charge request on 8 August 2017.

About EDAL

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.

For more information please see here.

If you are interested in contributing an article on a relevant subject to the EDAL blog or would like to inform us about an important national judgment, please kindly send an email to Amanda Taylor ( or Julia Zelvenska (