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Finland: Supreme Administrative Court ruling that mere suspicion cannot exceed evidence threshold for exclusion clauses relating to membership of terrorist organisation

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

On 12 January 2021, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland ruled in case KHO: 2021: 6 that mere suspicion or speculation is not sufficient to exceed the evidence threshold for the application of exclusion clauses in relation to membership of terrorist organisation.

Germany: Higher Administrative Court cancels removal of international protection beneficiary to Greece

Thursday, January 21, 2021

On 21 January 2021, the Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine Westphalia published its judgment concerning the removal of an Eritrean national to Greece.

CCPR: Failure of Italian authorities to respond promptly to distress calls from sinking vessel

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

On 27 January 2021, the Human Rights Committee published its views concerning the communication CCPR/C/130/D/3042/2017 submitted by A.S, D.I O.I and G.D on their own behalf and on behalf of 13 of their relatives who were on board a vessel that shipwrecked in the Mediterranean Sea in October 2013, causing the estimated death of more than 200 people.

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