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Italy: Withdrawal of Dublin transfer to Latvia on the grounds of systemic deficiencies violating human rights

Thursday, October 17, 2019

On 17 October 2019, the Tribunal of Rome withdrew a decision relating to a Dublin transfer to Latvia due to well-founded risk of inhuman treatment upon return.

Before arriving in Italy, the applicant spent nine months in Latvia where he claims that he was forced to live in a closed facility without access to legal support while his asylum proceedings were ongoing.

Greek Appeals Committee: Subsidiary protection status granted to Venezuelan family

Friday, February 7, 2020

The 7th Appeals Committee recently delivered a decision on the international protection needs of a family of Venezuelan nationality.

Communicated cases against Greece (Application No. 65275/19), the Netherlands and Italy (App no. 48062/19), Russia (App No. 48352/19), and Sweden (App No. 50449/18)

Friday, February 7, 2020
  • W.S v Greece (Application No. 65275/19): The applicant is an unaccompanied child from Afghanistan. He complains that due to his status as a minor and his health conditions that he was subject to inhuman and degrading treatment contrary to Article 3 ECHR. He also complains that the treatment of his asylum request violated his rights under Article 8 (1) ECHR.

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