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Italy: Malian Citizen granted subsidiary protection due to Internal Ongoing Armed Conflict

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Tribunal of Bologna recently published its judgment granting subsidiary protection to a Malian citizen due to the situation of indiscriminate violence caused by the internal ongoing-armed conflict.

Switzerland: Execution of removal order deemed unreasonable on grounds of mental health and family rights

Thursday, October 10, 2019

On 10 October 2019, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court published its ruling in the case E-6932/2017, concerning the expulsion of a family of international protection applicants.

The Netherlands: Assurances of access to legal aid required in transfers to Greece

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

On 23 October 2019, the Council of State published its ruling concerning the return of applicants of international protection to Greece.

Latest Cases

Country of Applicant: Afghanistan , Keywords: Accommodation centre, Best interest of the child, Duty of applicant, Material reception conditions, Reception conditions, Unaccompanied minor, Vulnerable person , Date of Decision: 12-11-2019
A sanction imposed in response of serious breaches of the rules of the accommodation centre or of seriously violent behaviour on behalf of an applicant for international protection cannot include withdrawal of material reception conditions relating to housing, food or clothing, even if it is temporary. Authorities should take into particular consideration any such sanction in cases of vulnerable applicants and unaccompanied minors.

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. 

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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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