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UK: High Court rules Home Office’s work policy for asylum seekers as unlawful and against the best interest of the child

Monday, October 4, 2021

On 4th October, the UK High Court gave its judgment in a case concerning a 24-year-old Honduran citizen who claimed asylum in the UK with his wife and then 21-month-old daughter in 2018.

CRC: Declares Switzerland did not consider the best interests of the child in a removal decision to Bulgaria

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

On 6th October 2021, the Committee on the Rights of the Child gave their decision in the case of MKAH v Switzerland. This case was brought by the Centre Suisse pour la defense des droits des migrants (CDSM) with a joint third party intervention from the AIRE Centre, ECRE and the Dutch Council for Refugees. It concerned a stateless Palestinian boy who was born in a refugee camp in Damascus, Syria.

CRPD: Rules Sweden's decision to deport Afghan would deteriorate his mental health condition

Monday, October 11, 2021

On the 11th October, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities made its recommendations to Sweden concerning the case of ZH. This case involved an Afghan national who applied for asylum in Sweden in 2008.

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.

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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