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Malta: Court orders release of a migrant who was detained on the basis of medical reasons

Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020

On 29 October 2020, the Maltese Court of Magistrates decided that the detention of an Ivorian national, on the basis of medical reasons, had no basis in law and therefore ordered his release.
 
The Court underlined that it had encountered several cases in which people were detained without a legal basis and expressed its concern regarding the impact of such detention on the rule of law.  
 

France: Non-FGM Somalian children and adolescents form a social group under the Geneva Convention

Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

On 4 November 2020, the French National Court of Asylum published its decision, in which it concluded that Somalian children and adolescent girls who are not subjected to FGM, constitute a social group under the Geneva Convention
 

CRC: Violation of Article 3 and 12 CRC by failing to exercise children’s right to be heard pending a Dublin transfer

Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

On 30 October 2020, the Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted its views, under Article 10(5) of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), concerning the communication (

Latest Cases


Country of Applicant: Senegal

Lo straniero richiedente asilo privo di impiego ha diritto all’esenzione dal contributo per le spese sanitarie ex art. 8, comma 16, L. 537/1993, alla sola condizione della non occupazione, alla luce del dell’art. 19, commi 1, 2 e 7 del d. lgs. 150/2015, purché abbia dichiarato la propria disponibilità al lavoro. Il mancato riconoscimento di tale diritto configura una discriminazione ai danni del richiedente asilo privo di occupazione.

Country of Applicant: Lebanon, Palestinian Territory

La Questura non può subordinare la richiesta di protezione internazionale di un richiedente asilo e del figlio minore alla prova dell’esistenza della dimora o del rapporto di filiazione.

Country of Applicant: Mali

Il comportamento omissivo o il ritardo dell’autorita’ amministrativa non puo’ ostare al diritto del ricorrente ad ottenere il riesame della sua posizione alla stregua del mutamento delle condizioni del Paese di origine dell’applicante.

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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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