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Germany: Visa applications for family reunification must be treated as urgent for those soon to reach age of majority


The Administrative Court of Berlin recently published its decision (38 L 442.19 V) on family reunification cases concerning minors soon to reach the age of majority.

Malta: Court of Criminal Appeal overturns decision of Magistrates Court in sea rescue case


On 7 January 2020, the Court of Criminal Appeal published its judgment in Police vs Claus-Peter Reisch (Appeal No. 150/2019).

Italy: Recognition of refugee status to a victim of human trafficking from Edo State, Nigeria


On 6 November 2019, the Tribunal of Rome ruled on the recognition of the refugee status to a woman victim of human trafficking because of the well-founded risk of re-victimization in case of return to the country of origin.

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