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Malta: Judgment in case against Captain of MV Lifeline


On 14 May 2019, the Court of Magistrates, Malta, ruled in the case against Mr. Claus Peter Reisch, Captain of the MV Lifeline ship.

Bulgaria: Judgment on threat to national security of Syrian asylum applicant


On 4 September 2018, the Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria ruled in the case of a Syrian applicant for international protection whose case was rejected on the grounds of “national security”.

CJEU: Five new requests for preliminary rulings from Belgium on Dublin III, Family Reunification, and Return


The CJEU has received five new requests for preliminary rulings from Belgium.

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The European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL) is an online database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and a compilation of summaries of refugee and asylum case law from the courts of 22 European states, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The summaries are published in English and in the relevant state’s national language.

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