Latest News

Switzerland – Federal Administrative Tribunal annuls return of applicant to Georgia due to serious health conditions

Friday, February 1, 2019

On 1 February, the Federal Administrative Tribunal delivered a judgment on the possibility to remove a seriously ill Georgian national.

Slovenia – Administrative Court decides on a case of Dublin detention

Monday, December 31, 2018

On 31 December, the Administrative Court of Slovenia ruled on an applicant's challenge against his detention pending a Dublin transfer.

Finland – Supreme Administrative Court decides on possibility to return Afghan family to Kabul

Thursday, February 7, 2019

On 7 February, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) of Finland delivered a judgment on a case concerning the return of an Afghan family of six from Finland to Kabul, Afghanistan.

Latest Cases

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.


Country of Applicant: Vietnam , Keywords: Detention , Date of Decision: 04-12-2018

The ECtHR ruled the conditions of the applicant’s detention, prior to her being deported from Cyprus, subjected her to hardship going beyond the unavoidable level of suffering inherent in detention and thus amounted to degrading treatment prohibited by Article 3 of the Convention.

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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