Norway: Immigration Appeals Board stops returns to Yemen

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) published a statement on 15 April that announced that there will be no more forcible returns to Yemen until further notice, and the duty to return voluntarily after receiving a final rejection has also been temporarily suspended. The suspension of forcible returns and of the duty to return comes after an escalation of the conflict in Yemen, and these suspensions will give UNE time to monitor the development of the conflict and assess the security situation in key parts of Yemen.

The suspensions do not apply to persons whose cases are covered by the Dublin III Regulation or first asylum country rule.
The ELENA Weekly Update would like to thank Halvor Frihagen, the Norwegian ELENA coordinator, for informing us about these developments

24 April 2015
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