Netherlands: Council of State quashed decision that had removed Tunisia from the list of safe countries of origin

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

On 3 May 2017, the Council of State delivered a preliminary injunction quashing a previous decision by the Court of The Hague, which had judged on 29 March that the Secretary of State of Security and Justice had not sufficiently justify why Tunisia was to be regarded as a safe country of origin (SCO) and, for this reason, had declared the Ministerial decree of 11 October 2016 (establishing the list of SCO) non-binding with respect to Tunisia. The Council of State decided to quash this decision based on the understanding that declaring the decree non-binding went beyond the case and would have implications for the assessment of other applications submitted by Tunisian nationals.
Based on an unofficial translation by the ELENA Weekly Legal Update.


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