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Sweden: Route to safe area in country of origin must also be assessed in return rulings


On 2 September 2019, the Migration Court of Appeal annulled a decision of the Migration Board due to its failure to fully assess the international protection needs of an asylum applicant of Afghan origin.

The Netherlands: Suspension of Dublin transfer of unaccompanied child and brother to Romania


On 20 August 2019, the District Court of the Hague ruled to suspend the transfer to Romania of an unaccompanied child and his adult brother under the Dublin III Regulation 604/2013 (the Dublin Regulation) until an examination of the best interests of the child is carried out.

UNCAT: Return to Turkey of Kurdish asylum applicant was a violation of the Convention


On 16 August 2019, the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) found that the return of an applicant of Kurdish origin to Turkey by Serbia violated the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention).

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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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