Journal

Refugees with disabilities: are new qualification norms required to address today’s protection needs?

Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The EU and international legal framework

EU Member States are being profoundly affected by the humanitarian crisis and further efforts are needed to tackle this unprecedented emergency. In this context, persons with disabilities, the elderly, children and women are the most vulnerable categories of individuals who are forced to leave their country in order to escape persecution or abuse. The EU is therefore called upon to take into account the specific situation of persons with disabilities and provide a legal framework that is in line with the international...

The impact of European Union law on Family Reunification in Greece

Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Introduction

Accounting for approximately 30% of all permanent flows towards the EU, family reunification constitutes an integral part of the Union's policy on migration. In regulating the issue, the EU legislator had to strike a balance between protecting external borders and safeguarding human rights, as mandated in articles 2, 3, 6, 21 TEU, and 67 TFEU. With regards to...

The Court of Justice of the European Union and Palestinian refugees – Case C-364/11, El Kott

Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2014

This article should be read in conjunction with the EDAL case summary, please click here.

In December 2012 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) reached a decision in an, at first sight, individual case concerning three stateless men of Palestinian origin, which could positively settle the legal position of tens of thousands Palestinian refugees arriving in Europe.

As regards their personal stories, Mr. El Kott lived in the...

The Court of Justice of the European Union delivers judgment in the joined cases of C-199/12, C-200/12 and C-201/12, X, Y and Z v Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel

Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This article is to be read in conjunction with the EDAL Case Summary

Introduction

On 7 November 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down a judgment - Joined Cases C-199/12, C-200/12 and C-201/12, X, Y and Z v Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel (“XYZ”) - interpreting the Qualification Directive...