Tag Archives: Asylum policy

Opinion of AG Sharpston in Karim v. Migrationsverket (C-155/15)

This post discusses the opinion of the Advocate General (AG) Sharpston delivered on 17 March 2016 on the case Karim v. Migrationsverket. The case was brought in front of the Administrative Court of Appeal of Stockholm (Kammarrätten). The general background … Continue reading

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The Common Asylum System – a European Utopia?

Introduction Europe is facing the largest influx of asylum seekers since the creation of the European Union (EU). Thousands of migrants lose their lives when crossing the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe (see earlier posts). The large amount … Continue reading

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The new European Agenda on Migration – Solidarity shall not only be a slogan

Introduction The 13th of May the European Commission presented its new European Agenda on Migration as expected since April (see an earlier post on this Blog). The new agenda has been discussed by the MEP’s at the European Parliament Plenary … Continue reading

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Tarakhel v. Switzerland (ECtHR), Appl. no. 29217/12, of 4 Nov. 2014

Introduction The Tarakhel v. Switzerland judgment underlines the importance of ensuring fundamental rights in the Dublin system and the problems in making the Dublin system consistent with the obligations and rights of the ECHR. The Dublin III Regulation sets criteria … Continue reading

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A, B, C v. Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie, Joined Cases C-148/13 to C-150/13 (2 December 2014)

Background A, B, C v. Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie concerns whether EU law imposes restrictions on the procedures when a state tries to authenticate the sexual orientation of applicants applying for asylum. A, B and C, third country nationals, … Continue reading

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EU migration policy reform expected in early May

This Sunday a boat carrying about 700 migrants capsized off the coast of Libya. Tragically, only about 30 persons could be saved. EU senior police officials and interior ministers from all the 28 Member States met on Monday in Luxembourg … Continue reading

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Kastrati v. Migrationsverket (the Swedish Migration Board), Case C-620/10, Judgment of 3 May 2012

Mr Kastrati who is a Swedish citizen met Mrs Kastrati and her children in Kosovo in 2004. Mr Kastrati is not the father of Mrs Kastrati’s children. In September 2007, Mrs Kastrati and her children made an application for resident … Continue reading

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