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Switzerland: Application for refugee status must be reconsidered in light of new evidence relating to applicant’s relatives

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

On 24 March 2020, the Federal Administrative Court published its judgment in case A. v State Secretariat for Migration (D-1003/2020). 

Italy: Recognition of humanitarian protection due to the deterioration of the quality of life in Ukraine

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Court of Appeal of Bologna (Italy) recently granted humanitarian protection to a Ukrainian citizen from the Ternopil region, in the light of the deterioration of the quality of life in the country due to the ongoing conflict in the Donbas region.

CJEU: Request for preliminary ruling (the Netherlands) concerning new elements or findings in asylum applications

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Rechtbank Den Haag, zittingsplaats’s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands) recently requested a preliminary ruling from the CJEU on the interpretation of new elements or findings in subsequent asylum applications (C-921/19). The following questions are referred:

Latest Cases

Country of Decision: Greece , Country of Applicant: Iran , Keywords: Best interest of the child, Family member, Unaccompanied minor , Date of Decision: 16-01-2019

A separated child, whose parents are missing, and he stays with his uncle’s family in a country different than his country of origin is reasonable to have his uncle as a guardian. The close relationship between the minor and the uncle is an important prerequisite.

Country of Decision: Greece , Country of Applicant: Iran , Keywords: Gender Based Persecution, Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Non-refoulement , Date of Decision: 29-10-2019

A mother was accused of kidnapping her daughter and using forged travel documents when leaving her country of origin in order to ask for asylum. Her detention and extradition orders were quashed based on the risk of inhuman or degrading treatment upon return.

Country of Decision: Greece , Country of Applicant: Afghanistan, Iran , Date of Decision: 31-10-2017

Η διοίκηση αρνήθηκε να χορηγήσει στους αιτούντες άδεια για την τέλεση πολιτικού γάμου. Επομένως, αυτοί, έκαναν αίτηση στο Ειρηνοδικείο για την χορήγηση αυτής. Το δικαστήριο επεσήμανε πως όταν αιτούντες άσυλο δεν έχουν την δυνατότητα να προσκομίσουν τα απαραίτητα έγγραφα που αποδεικνύουν την ανυπαρξία κωλυμάτων γάμου, λόγω των τετριμμένων σχέσεων τους με τις χώρες καταγωγής τους,  τότε μια απλή υπεύθυνη δήλωση θα πρέπει να είναι αρκετή.     

About EDAL

The European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL) is an online database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and a compilation of summaries of refugee and asylum case law from the courts of 22 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.

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