Journal

Refugees with disabilities: are new qualification norms required to address today’s protection needs?

Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The EU and international legal framework

EU Member States are being profoundly affected by the humanitarian crisis and further efforts are needed to tackle this unprecedented emergency. In this context, persons with disabilities, the elderly, children and women are the most vulnerable categories of individuals who are forced to leave their country in order to escape persecution or abuse. The EU is therefore called upon to take into account the specific situation of persons with disabilities and provide a legal framework that is in line with the international...

The impact of European Union law on Family Reunification in Greece

Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Introduction

Accounting for approximately 30% of all permanent flows towards the EU, family reunification constitutes an integral part of the Union's policy on migration. In regulating the issue, the EU legislator had to strike a balance between protecting external borders and safeguarding human rights, as mandated in articles 2, 3, 6, 21 TEU, and 67 TFEU. With regards to...

The CJEU and its interaction with international law in the Qualification Directive: a calculated selectivity?

Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Introduction

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is playing an ever important role in the development of European asylum law. The CJEU’s jurisdiction to rule in preliminary references as well as direct actions has a substantial impact on the definitional and interpretative guidance of EU asylum legislation. Indeed, the Court’s pronouncements are all the more instrumental given that both EU primary and secondary law make explicit reference to international treaties and human rights law. Given that EU asylum policy must be in accordance with...

Diakité: The CJEU interprets the concept of ‘internal armed conflict’ for the purpose of granting subsidiary protection under EU law

Date: 
Saturday, March 22, 2014

This article is to be read in conjunction with the EDAL Case Summary

Introduction

On 30 January 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a preliminary reference ruling in case C-285/12 Diakité concerning the...