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Italy: Preliminary Judge of the Court of Agrigento clears Sea Watch 3 Captain of Charges

Sunday, June 30, 2019

On 30 June 2019, the Preliminary Judge of the Court of Agrigento cleared the Captain of the search and rescue vessel Sea Watch 3, Carola Rackete, of all charges brought against her.  

France: Council of State orders Prefecture of Grande Synthe to introduce urgent measures

Friday, June 21, 2019

On 21 June, the Council of State ordered the Prefecture of Grande Synthe to introduce emergency measures for the population in distress residing on its territory, overturning a previous dismissal of the case by Lille Administrative Court.

UK: Home Office ordered to bring back returned Ugandan asylum applicant

Monday, June 24, 2019

On 24 June 2019, England and Wales High Court (Administrative Court) held that an asylum seeker who had been returned to Uganda in 2013 must be brought back to the United Kingdom to have her asylum claim heard.

The applicant was detained in the UK on 21 July 2013

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