Netherlands - Regional Court, 17 April 2015, AWB 15/3284

This case relates to a challenge to the Dublin transfer of an Iraqi asylum applicant from the Netherlands to Italy. The District Court did not rule out that an asylum seeker with serious psychological problems, if he could substantiate this, could be regarded as extremely vulnerable in line with the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Tarakhel v. Switzerland. It points towards paragraphs 118 and 119 of that case in considering that the need for special protection does not only apply to families with minor children and notes that 'all the circusmtances of the case, such as the duration of the treatmetn and its physical or mental effects, and in some instances, the sex, age and state of health of the victim' need to be taken into account.  



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