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  • UNHCR: Gender, Migration and Human Rights Conference: Paper on "Distinction, Discretion, Discrimination: The new Frontiers of Gender Related Claims to Asylum"

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The paper "Distinction, Discretion, Discrimination: the new frontiers of gender-related claims to asylum" was presented by Ms. Alice Edwards, Senior Legal Coordinator and Chief, Protection Policy and Legal Advice Section, Division of International Protection, UNHCR during the Gender, Migration and Human Rights Conference, organized by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy Uniteon 18-19 June 2012.

  • CJEU Judgment in case C-534/11, Arslan, 30 May 2013

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    (Area of freedom, security and justice - Directive 2008/115/EC - Common standards and procedures for returning illegally staying third-country nationals - Applicability to asylum seekers - Possibility of keeping a third-country national in detention after an application for asylum has been made)

    Facts of the case

  • Human Rights Council: Resolution on the rehabilitation of victims of torture

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted during its 22nd session its first resolution dealing with redress and rehabilitation of victims of torture. The resolution reminds states of their international obligations with respect to the prohibition of torture. These include the provision of redress to victims, among others in the form of rehabilitation.

  • Referral to CJEU in Case C-166/13, Sophie Mukarubega v Préfet de police, Préfet de la Seine-Saint-Denis

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    A reference for a preliminary ruling concerning the impact Article 41 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights on return decisions was published this week by the CJEU. It was lodged on 3 April 2013 by the Tribunal administratif de Melun (France) and the questions read as follows:

  • CJEU Judgment in Case C-430/11, Md Sagor, 6 December 2012

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    (Reference for a preliminary ruling -  Area of freedom, security and justice - Directive 2008/115/EC - Common standards and procedures for returning illegally staying third-country nationals - National legislation providing for a fine which may be replaced by an order for expulsion or home detention)

    Referred Questions
    In the light of the principles of sincere cooperation and the effectiveness of directives,

  • CJEU judgment in case C-175/11 H.I.D., 31 January 2013

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    Request for a preliminary ruling - Common European Asylum System - Application by a national of a third country seeking refugee status - Directive 2005/85/EC - Article 23 - Possibility of prioritising the processing of asylum applications - National procedure applying in a prioritised procedure for the examination of applications by persons belonging to a certain category defined on the basis of nationality or country of origin - Right to an effective judicial remedy - Article 39 of Directive 2005/85 - Concept of "court or tribunal" within the meaning of that article

  • Hungarian Helsinki Committee Report: Serbia as a Safe Third Country Revisited

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

     

    The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) recently updated its 2011 Report on Serbia (Serbia as a Safe Third Country Revisited) based on a field mission there on 2-4 April 2012. Overall HHC's concerns expressed in the 2011 report remain valid. The findings of the report focus on a) limited access to protection and lack of procedural safeguards; b) risk of chain refoulement; c) danger of destitution.

  • ECtHR judgment in Hasanbasic v. Switzerland (no. 52166/09)

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The applicants are a married couple of Bosnian nationality. Mrs. Hasanbasic obtained a settlement permit in Switzerland in 1979. After they had married some years later, Mr. Hasanbasic obtained a settlement permit too. In 2004, he informed the authorities that he intended to return permanently to his country of origin and his settlement permit expired. However, he returned in December of the same year on a tourist visa. Mrs. Hasanbasic submitted a request for family reunification, but this was rejected by the authorities and courts, arguing that Mr.

  • CJEU : AG Opinion in Shamso Abdullahi v Bundesasylamt (C-394/12) [Arts 10, 16, 18, 19, Dublin Regulation]

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The request for a preliminary ruling from the Austrian Asylum Court (Bundesasylamt) concerns a Somali national who entered the EU through Greece and applied for asylum in Austria after having transited through Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary. The national court raised three questions concerning the Dublin Regulation, which the Advocate GeneralCruz Villalón proposes the Court to answer to in the following manner.

  • UK: Changes to immigration rules concerning unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    On 6 April a series of changes to the British immigration legislation will come into force. They concern various issues, among them the leave to remain granted to unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors. The length of leave will be reduced from 36 to 30 months or until the minor reaches the age of 17 and a half. Leave to remain will cease in the case of misrepresentation or omission of facts which led to the initial grant.

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