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UK: Supreme Court reiterates that a refugee cannot be removed until claim is assessed

Date: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

On 19 March 2021, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom handed down its judgment in G v G [2021] UKSC 9. The case concerns G, an eight-year-old national of South Africa whose mother applied for international protection in the UK listing G as a dependent and whose father had brought international child abduction proceedings for under the Hague Convention the breach of his right to custody of his child.

C-768/19: AG Hogan gives opinion on the point at which a person’s ‘minor’ status is assessed in order to determine whether that minor and another person are ‘family members’

Date: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

On 25 March 2021, AG Hogan published an opinion in Bundesrepublik Deutschland v SE (C‑768/19). The request for preliminary ruling arises in proceedings between S.E and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the refus

Communicated case against Poland

Date: 
Friday, March 26, 2021

Z.E. and Others v Poland (Application no. 4457/18) concerns the applicant Z.E and her four children, who are Russian nationals of Chechen origin. In 2013, the applicants were stopped while crossing the Polish border with Z.E’s husband. Various sets of asylum proceedings ensued and ultimately ended in a refusal.

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.     

About EDAL


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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If you are interested in contributing an article on a relevant subject to the EDAL blog or would like to inform us about an important national judgment, please kindly send an email to Stavros Papageorgopoulos (spapageorgopoulos@ecre.org).