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The Netherlands: Secretary of State must reconsider application for international protection under Article 17 (1) of the Dublin Regulation

Monday, October 7, 2019

On 7 October 2019, the Court of The Hague published its ruling regarding the rejected application for asylum on the basis that the Netherlands was not responsible for processing the application under the Dublin Regulation.

United Kingdom: Secretary of State must reconsider Sri Lankan national’s rejected application for leave to remain

Monday, October 14, 2019

On 4 October 2019, the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) published its ruling concerning the removal of a Sri Lankan national from the United Kingdom despite established family ties.

Savran v Denmark: Expulsion without assurances of appropriate psychiatric treatment amounts to violation of Article 3 ECHR

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

On 1 October 2019, the European Court of Human Rights published its ruling on the case of Savran v Denmark (Application No. 57467/15) relating to the proposed deportation of the applicant suffering from serious mental illness without assurances from his State of origin as to the availability of supervision to accompany intensive outpatient therapy.

Latest Cases

Country of Decision: France , Country of Applicant: Somalia , Keywords: Dublin Transfer, Indirect refoulement, Obligation to give reasons, Personal circumstances of applicant, Procedural guarantees, Responsibility for examining application, Subsidiary Protection , Date of Decision: 24-09-2018
The Dublin Regulation does not prevent France from being competent to examine the applicant's asylum application, given the existence of orders from the German authorities imposing an obligation to return to Somalia, where risk of inhuman treatment cannot be excluded.
Any decision must be reasoned and translated into a language understandable to the applicant. 


Country of Applicant: China , Keywords: Family reunification, Residence document , Date of Decision: 14-03-2019

Residence permits obtained in the context of family reunification and long-term resident status, under Directives 2003/86 and 2003/109, may be withdrawn if they were issued on the basis of falsified documents, even if the holders were unaware of the fraud committed. 

Country of Applicant: Iran , Keywords: Country of origin information, Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Return, Serious harm, Well-founded fear , Date of Decision: 04-04-2019

Extradition to Iran to face criminal charges would risk a violation of Article 3 due to possible exposure to flogging under Iranian penal law. 

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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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