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The Netherlands – District Court rules on the duty to investigate availability of protection offered by domestic authorities

Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019

On 14 February, the District Court of The Hague ruled in a case concerning the possibility of an Afghan asylum applicant to receive adequate protection upon return to his country.

CJEU: Judgment in joined cases C‑297/17, C‑318/17, C‑319/17 and C‑438/17

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

On 19 March, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided on the limits of the possibility to reject applications for international protection as inadmissible due to the prior granting of protection by another Member State.

CJEU: Judgment in case C-163/17, Jawo

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

On 19 March, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgmentregarding, inter alia, the threshold for suspending the transfer of an asylum applicant under the 

Latest Cases


Country of Applicant: Sri Lanka , Keywords: Detention, Return , Date of Decision: 19-06-2018

The detention of three Sri Lankan nationals on grounds of public order before their removal from Cyprus was found to be lawful by the Court. However, the Court found that the applicants did not have at their disposal an effective remedy by which they could challenge the lawfulness of their detention, in violation of Article 5(4) ECHR.

Country of Applicant: Serbia , Keywords: Effective access to procedures , Date of Decision: 17-05-2018

The Court ruled that, even where national security was at stake, deportation measures should be subject to some form of adversarial proceedings before an independent authority or court. In this case, the Macedonian courts failed to scrutinise whether an expulsion order was issued on genuine national security grounds, violating Article 1 of Protocol No. 7 to the Convention.

Country of Applicant: United States , Keywords: Effective access to procedures, Family unity (right to), Procedural guarantees , Date of Decision: 12-06-2018

The European Court of Human Rights finds Russian authorities violated an American national’s Article 8 right to respect for family life, as it had compelled her to leave Russia, where her husband and minor child were living.

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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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