A.E.A v. Greece: an iteration of asylum seekers’ procedural rights but a watering down of their reception rights?

Thursday, April 19, 2018


The Court’s judgment in A.E.A. v. Greece serves as a welcome and timely reminder that it is axiomatic that the substantive and procedural effectiveness of Article 3 and 13 ECHR within the domain of asylum matters relies on a State making available effective asylum procedures for those wishing to apply for asylum. Several...

Strategic Litigation as a tool to help the Afghan 1F’ers in the Netherlands

Thursday, February 16, 2017


One of the strategic litigation cases of the Dutch Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP), a project of the Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM), is about the so-called Afghan 1F’s. This blog aims to highlight the problem of the ‘Afghan 1F’ers’ in the Netherlands and it aims to demonstrate the way in which PILP has built litigation against the state.

Afghan refugees in legal limbo

Article 1F of the...

The right to work for asylum seekers: Ireland’s prohibition on employment

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

This article is to be read in conjunction with the EDAL case summary.

The right to work and access the labour market is integral to human dignity, individual autonomy and self-esteem. Studies show that accessing the labour market during an asylum procedure is not only beneficial for protection applicants themselves but also for the host society in terms of improving integration prospects and wider economic benefits...

Tarakhel v. Switzerland: Where does the Dublin system stand now?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

This article is to be read in conjunction with the EDAL case summary


On the 4th November the Grand Chamber provided its much anticipated judgment in Tarakhel v. Switzerland (no. 29217/12). The Court’s judgment, concerning the proposed return of a family to Italy under the Dublin Regulation, had been awaited with bated breath given a divide between domestic and European jurisprudence on whether return to Italy...