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Spain: Supreme Court upholds judgment on re-examination of applications made under border procedures

Monday, May 27, 2019

On 27 May 2019, the Administrative Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court ruled in a case concerning the re-examination of an international protection application in border procedures.

Ireland: Supreme Court overturns refusal to grant citizenship on national security grounds

Friday, May 31, 2019

On 31 May 2019, the Supreme Court of Ireland ruled in the case of A.P. v.

Germany: Administrative Court of Munich rules against provisional return of a Syrian applicant from Greece under Bilateral Agreement

Thursday, May 9, 2019

On 9 May, the Bavarian Administrative Court of Munich ruled against a provisional return of an applicant from Greece to Germany for refusal of entry and repatriation under the Administrative Agreement between Germany and Greece.

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.


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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