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UN CRC rules against returns of unaccompanied minors in Melilla

Friday, February 1, 2019

On 1 February, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) delivered its decision in Communication 4/2016 (D.D. v. Spain) concerning a complaint brought by a Malian national who was returned from Melilla to Morocco as an unaccompanied asylum seeking minor.

France – Administrative Tribunal of Paris orders Immigration Office to address difficulties in access to asylum procedure via the phone platform

Thursday, February 14, 2019

On 14 February, the Administrative Tribunal of Paris ruled in an urgent procedure regarding practical complications in the registration of asylum applications in the Île-de-France region.

The Netherlands – The Hague District Court finds Turkish national cannot be returned to Bulgaria

Monday, January 28, 2019

On 28 January, the District Court of The Hague ruled in a case concerning the responsibility of The Netherlands to examine a Turkish national’s application for international protection.

Latest Cases

Country of Applicant: Egypt , Keywords: Best interest of the child, Family reunification, Family unity (right to) , Date of Decision: 08-11-2016

The applicants are seeking damages on the basis of a violation of article 8 ECHR in respect of the refusal of the Swiss authorities to permit the family reunification of an Egyptian son with his father, who has Egyptian and Swiss nationality.

Country of Decision: Greece , Country of Applicant: Syria , Keywords: Detention, Return , Date of Decision: 31-10-2017

Detention of asylum seekers should only be permitted under the conditions prescribed by the law. The detention and deportation orders should always provide sufficient legal justification including the objective facts leading to the administrative authorities’ decision.


Country of Decision: Cyprus , Country of Applicant: Iran , Keywords: Detention, Return , Date of Decision: 31-03-2016

Detention of migrants for criminal offences subject to return is lawful even if asylum-seeker status is subsequently acquired. The application of 2008/115/EC is then not mandatory and the detention’s duration is not addressed under Article 5 (1)(f) therefore is to be judged ad hoc.


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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