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Malta: Judgment in case against Captain of MV Lifeline

Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

On 14 May 2019, the Court of Magistrates, Malta, ruled in the case against Mr. Claus Peter Reisch, Captain of the MV Lifeline ship.

Bulgaria: Judgment on threat to national security of Syrian asylum applicant

Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

On 4 September 2018, the Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria ruled in the case of a Syrian applicant for international protection whose case was rejected on the grounds of “national security”.

CJEU: Five new requests for preliminary rulings from Belgium on Dublin III, Family Reunification, and Return

Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2019

The CJEU has received five new requests for preliminary rulings from Belgium.

Latest Cases


Country of Decision: Greece , Country of Applicant: Bangladesh , Keywords: Refugee Status, Residence document, Vulnerable person , Date of Decision: 31-12-2018

The recognition of gender identity is a matter of respect towards the individual’s personality, protected under Greek and international law and applicable by analogy to refugees. Refugees must be able to request assistance from the authorities of the host-country, as refugeehood entails severed ties with the country of origin making it impossible for recognised refugees to request official actions from their governments.

 

Keywords: Best interest of the child, Dublin Transfer, Responsibility for examining application , Date of Decision: 23-01-2019

The notification about the intention of withdrawal from the EU by the Member-State responsible for the examination of the application for international protection does not trigger the determining Member-State’s obligation to make use of the discretionary clause of Article 17(1) 604/2013 EU. Similarly, Article 6 (1) cannot be interpreted as imposing an obligation on the Member State that is not responsible to take into account the best interests of the child and to examine the application itself under 17 (1)

Keywords: Dublin Transfer, Request to take back, Responsibility for examining application , Date of Decision: 31-05-2018

Article 26(1) of the Dublin III Regulation precludes the issuance of a transfer decision by the determining Member-State until the requested Member-State implicitly or explicitly accepts the take charge/back request.

 

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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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