France: Administrative Tribunal of Paris quashed a Dublin transfer to Italy of an applicant undergoing medical treatment

Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017

On 22 May 2017, the Administrative Tribunal of Paris gave its decision in joined cases 1708106/8 and 1708107/8 regarding a Sudanese family who applied for asylum in France and had a pending Dublin transfer to Italy. One of the applicants is currently being treated for hepatitis B in France. The Tribunal held that, while it was not possible to affirm that the treatment would be unavailable in Italy, the documents sent by Italy did not specifically guarantee the continuation of her treatment. Moreover, the French authorities did not receive an explicit reply from the Italian authorities on whether the family would be hosted in appropriate and decent facilities. Therefore, the Tribunal quashed the transfer to Italy and ordered the authorities to allow the applicants to lodge an asylum application in France.



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Keywords: 
Dublin Transfer
Material reception conditions
Medical Reports/Medico-legal Reports
Vulnerable person