On 6 February 2017, the Irish Court of Appeal ruled on the implications of the CJEU judgment in the case Evelyn Danqua v Minister for Justice and Equality Ireland and the Attorney General (Case C-429/15 of 20 October 2016). The Court of Appeal ruled on the extent to which it should be bound by a judgment of the CJEU when the latter court adapts the question referred to it on its own initiative.
On 18 January 2017, the Court of The Hague has judged that the Western lifestyle of a woman from Herat (Afghanistan) falls under the persecution grounds of religion and political opinion of the Refugee Convention.
On 26 January 2017, the European Court of Human Rights delivered its judgment in X v. Switzerland (no. 16744/14) concerning the deportation of a Sri Lankan Tamil man and his subsequent ill-treatment while imprisoned in Sri Lanka.
On 24 January 2017, the European Court of Human Rights gave its ruling in S.K. v. Russia, concerning the detention and order for forced removal by Russian authorities of a Syrian national. In October and November 2015, the Court issued an interim measure requesting the Russian authorities not to remove the applicant until the case was examined by the Court.