United Kingdom: Court of Appeals stays Dublin removals to Cyprus

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Court of Appeal in the UK has granted stays preventing the removal of three asylum seekers to Cyprus in accordance with the Dublin Regulation while it awaits a pronouncement of the Supreme Court that should clarify the criteria under which a Dublin transfer should be discarded. In a case from the Appeals Court concerning a Dublin transfer to Italy, the Supreme Court is expected to establish whether systemic deficiencies in the asylum system and reception conditions are required to stop Dublin removals, or whether an individual risk of violations of ECHRs rights would suffice.

For more information, see the British Free Movement blog.

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