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Sweden: Migration Court of Appeal judgment on best interests of the child in expulsion decision

Date: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

On 22 December 2020, the Swedish Migration Court of Appeal published its decision in A,B, and C v. the Swedish Migration Agency (MIG 2020:24).

C-255/19: CJEU Judgment on the concept of ‘protection’ in country of origin

Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

On 20 January 2021, the CJEU published its judgment in Secretary of State for the Home Department v OA (C-255/19) concerning a request for preliminary ruling, made in the context of proceedings concerning the revocation of OA, a Somali national’s refugee status.

Joined cases C-385/19 and C-322/19: CJEU confirms access to labour market in the context of proceedings related to the Dublin III Regulation

Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021

On 14 January 2021, the CJEU ruled, in the context of Irish preliminary referrals on the interpretation of Article 15 of the Reception Conditions Directive (

Latest Cases


Country of Applicant: Iraq

In assessing the credibility of a sexual orientation-related claim, personal circumstances have to be taken into account. That a person is not able to elaborate on his awareness and acceptance of his sexual orientation, is not sufficient to conclude that the applicant’s story lacks credibility, when the personal circumstances that explain this inability are considered credible.

Country of Applicant: Unknown

The Judge of liberty and detention of the Toulouse Appeal Court considered that an extension of the applicant’s administrative detention could mean subjecting her to imminent forcible return to her country of origin, which was not compatible with articles 3 and 13 ECHR since a non-suspensive appeal against a decision rejecting the applicant’s asylum application was still pending and with sufficient grounds.

As a result, the Judge held that there was no reason to extend the duration of the applicant’s administrative detention.

Country of Applicant: Sri Lanka

This appeal considered what the correct approach is to the assessment of medical evidence in asylum claims alleging torture. Hence, it was declared that decision-makers can receive assistance from medical experts who are able to offer an opinion about the injury inflicted. The Supreme Court unanimously allowed the appeal and remitted KV’s appeal against the refusal of asylum to the Upper Tribunal for fresh determination.  

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