Journal

Testing the untestable: The CJEU’s decision in Case C-473/16, F v Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal

Date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Seeking refuge from homophobia

Let’s start with people. Because law should be about people, not (just) about abstract notions and fuzzy values. F – a Nigerian man – escaped Nigeria and reached Hungary, where he claimed international protection on the basis of his fear of persecution in his home country on grounds of his homosexuality. The authority dealing with F’s claim – the Hungarian Immigration and Asylum Office – decided that to determine whether F was effectively gay, they needed to commission a...

LGBTI asylum seekers: discord between the European courts?

Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014

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

Introduction

Seven and a half months after the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down their landmark judgment in Joined Cases C-199/12, C-200/12 and C-201/12, X...

To believe or not to believe? Harmonising EU practices on credibility assessment in asylum claims

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014

In the framework of the Common European Asylum System, one core guiding principle states that “similar cases should be treated alike and result in the same outcome”[1]. The practice of EU member states still has a considerable distance to travel and the efforts are focusing at the moment on identifying and creating functioning mechanisms to harmonise the practices of 28 asylum systems.

The issues addressed are numerous and the asylum “package” of directives and regulations aims to encompass the standards that Member States...