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Finland: Supreme Administrative Court rules that deportation order would be disproportionate to applicant’s right to family life

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

On 9 June 2020, the Supreme Administrative Court published its judgment (KHO: 2020: 67) on the deportation of an applicant, of Kurdish ethnicity, to Iraq.

Italy: Court of Cassation rule on error in application of Dublin Regulation III

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The First Civil Section of the Italian Court of Cassation recently ruled on the cessation Dublin III responsibility when an applicant submits a second asylum request in another Member State after having left the territory of the EU for at least three months.

CJEU: Hungary’s restrictions on the financing of civil organisations from abroad contrary to EU law

Thursday, June 18, 2020

On 18 June 2020, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment in Case C-78/18 Commission v Hungary, concerning Hungary’s restrictions on the financing of civil society organisations from abroad.

Latest Cases

Country of Applicant: Iraq

An authority examining an application for international protection by an individual already holding protection status in another Member Statemust check whether the protection of fundamental rights is systematically guaranteed by the country already providing international protection. This especially concerns applicants who are entirely dependent on public aid, and, in particular, on the public health system of the country providing them protection. 

Country of Applicant: France

According to the new 10 September 2018 French Law on Controlled Migration, there will be no criminal proceedings against individuals who have helped in the movement and illegal residence of undocumented migrants, when the aid consisted in providing legal, linguistic or social advice or assistance, or any other aid provided for an exclusively humanitarian purpose.

Criminal immunity is thus defined in a much less restrictive manner, and shall apply to acts committed before the entry into force of the new law.


Country of Applicant: Ivory Coast

The fact that an asylum applicant has already been persecuted in the past or has already suffered serious harm is a serious indication of the well-founded fear of the claimant, or of the real risk of suffering serious harm, unless there is good reason to believe that this persecution or serious harm will not happen again.

When an applicant has suffered female genital mutilation in her country of origin, there is a rebuttable presumption that she will again be the victim of such persecution because of her membership in the social group of Ivorian women.

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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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