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The Netherlands: Secretary of State must reconsider application for international protection under Article 17 (1) of the Dublin Regulation

Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

On 7 October 2019, the Court of The Hague published its ruling regarding the rejected application for asylum on the basis that the Netherlands was not responsible for processing the application under the Dublin Regulation.

United Kingdom: Secretary of State must reconsider Sri Lankan national’s rejected application for leave to remain

Date: 
Monday, October 14, 2019

On 4 October 2019, the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) published its ruling concerning the removal of a Sri Lankan national from the United Kingdom despite established family ties.

Savran v Denmark: Expulsion without assurances of appropriate psychiatric treatment amounts to violation of Article 3 ECHR

Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

On 1 October 2019, the European Court of Human Rights published its ruling on the case of Savran v Denmark (Application No. 57467/15) relating to the proposed deportation of the applicant suffering from serious mental illness without assurances from his State of origin as to the availability of supervision to accompany intensive outpatient therapy.
 

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Country of Decision: Germany , Date of Decision: 14-12-2017

Country of Decision: Germany , Country of Applicant: Syria , Date of Decision: 20-12-2018

Article 8 (1) of the Dublin III Regulation provides for a subjective right to family reunification, both for the applicant himself and for the family members present in the Member State responsible. This right is also justiciable to the extent that denial of transfer affects the rights to family unity and the best interest of an unaccompanied minor.

The expiry of the time limit for the submission of a take charge request pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the Dublin III Regulation, as well as for the submission of a request to review the rejection of a take charge request (so-called "remonstration") pursuant to Article 5 (2) of the Implementing Regulation to the Dublin II Regulation, does not reverse the responsibility back to the requesting Member State if the failure to comply with the time limit cannot be attributed to the applicant and family unity and the best interests of the child take precedence over the procedural rules on time limits.

Due to the paramount importance of the right to family unit and the best interests of the child, the discretion under Article 17(2) of the Dublin III Regulation translates into a legal obligation of the Member State to invoke the sovereignty clause where there are close family ties. Beyond such family ties, no further special relationship or interdependency is required.

Whether a minor is "unaccompanied" within the meaning of Article 2 lit. j of the Dublin III Regulation depends on the domestic law in the Member State where the minor is present. 

Country of Decision: Germany , Country of Applicant: Syria , Keywords: Überstellung nach der Dublin-Verordnung , Date of Decision: 17-07-2019

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