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UK: High Court rules Home Office’s work policy for asylum seekers as unlawful and against the best interest of the child


On 4th October, the UK High Court gave its judgment in a case concerning a 24-year-old Honduran citizen who claimed asylum in the UK with his wife and then 21-month-old daughter in 2018.

CRC: Declares Switzerland did not consider the best interests of the child in a removal decision to Bulgaria


On 6th October 2021, the Committee on the Rights of the Child gave their decision in the case of MKAH v Switzerland. This case was brought by the Centre Suisse pour la defense des droits des migrants (CDSM) with a joint third party intervention from the AIRE Centre, ECRE and the Dutch Council for Refugees. It concerned a stateless Palestinian boy who was born in a refugee camp in Damascus, Syria.

CRPD: Rules Sweden's decision to deport Afghan would deteriorate his mental health condition


On the 11th October, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities made its recommendations to Sweden concerning the case of ZH. This case involved an Afghan national who applied for asylum in Sweden in 2008.

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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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