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Finland: The Supreme Administrative Court of Finland ruled that serious interference with religious freedom can constitute persecution

Thursday, September 10, 2020

On 10 September 2020, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland ruled that serious interference with religious freedom can constitute persecution, thereby overturning the decision of the Finnish Immigration Service (FIS) and the Administrative Court.

The case c

UK: Court of Appeal upholds decision that declared removal of Ugandan citizen unlawful

Monday, September 28, 2020

On 28 September 2020, the UK Court of Appeal rejected an attempt by the Home Office to overturn a High Court order to bring an asylum applicant, who had been removed under the earlier declared ‘unlawful’ Detained Fast Track (DFT) system, back to the UK and agreed with the applicant that the period succeeding her unlawful immigrati

CJEU: Provision of basic needs for third country nationals with seriously ill, dependent child pending an appeal with automatic suspensive effect

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

On 30 September 2020, the CJEU answered the preliminary request for an interpretation of Articles 5 and 13 of the Return Directive (2008/115/EC) made in the proceedings between LM and the Public Centre for Social Welfare (CPAS).

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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