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CRC: Committee finds violations concerning, inter alia, medical examinations in the course of age determination procedure

Thursday, February 4, 2021

On 4 February 2021, the Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted its views in R.Y.S. v Spain (CRC/C/86/D/76/2019).

R.R. and others v Hungary: ECtHR rules that asylum seeking family’s rights under Article 3 and Article 5 were violated in Röszke transit zone

Monday, March 8, 2021

On 2 March 2021, the European Court of Human Rights published its judgment in R.R. and others v Hungary (application no. 36037/17) concerning the confinement of an Iranian-Afghan family, including three minor children, to the Röszke transit zone at the border of Hungary and Serbia between 19 April and 15 August 2017.

Communicated cases against Poland: A.I. and others v Poland (application no. 39028/17), T.Z. and M.M. and Others v Poland (application no. 41764/17) and A.B. and Others v Poland (application no. 42907/17)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

On 1 March 2021, the cases A.I. and others v Poland (application no. 39028/17), T.Z. and M.M. and Others v Poland (application no. 41764/17)  and A.B. and Others v Poland (application no. 42907/17) were communicated by the ECtHR. 

Latest Cases

Country of Applicant: Iran

A separated child, whose parents are missing, and he stays with his uncle’s family in a country different than his country of origin is reasonable to have his uncle as a guardian. The close relationship between the minor and the uncle is an important prerequisite.

Country of Applicant: Iran

A mother was accused of kidnapping her daughter and using forged travel documents when leaving her country of origin in order to ask for asylum. Her detention and extradition orders were quashed based on the risk of inhuman or degrading treatment upon return.

Country of Applicant: Afghanistan, Iran

Η διοίκηση αρνήθηκε να χορηγήσει στους αιτούντες άδεια για την τέλεση πολιτικού γάμου. Επομένως, αυτοί, έκαναν αίτηση στο Ειρηνοδικείο για την χορήγηση αυτής. Το δικαστήριο επεσήμανε πως όταν αιτούντες άσυλο δεν έχουν την δυνατότητα να προσκομίσουν τα απαραίτητα έγγραφα που αποδεικνύουν την ανυπαρξία κωλυμάτων γάμου, λόγω των τετριμμένων σχέσεων τους με τις χώρες καταγωγής τους,  τότε μια απλή υπεύθυνη δήλωση θα πρέπει να είναι αρκετή.     

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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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