Tag Archives: Asylum policy

The watchdog barks, but does it bite? – A renewed push on relocation and resettlement of refugees and migrants in the EU

Background This post is a follow up of the earlier posts on the Common European Asylum System published on this blog. It is based on a Statement from the Commission, published on 2 March 2017 concerning renewed efforts in implementing … Continue reading

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Case C-638/16 PPU, X and X v Belgium (7 March 2017)

General background On 12 December 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) received a request for a preliminary ruling from the Belgian Council for asylum and immigration proceedings. The case concerned a Syrian family living in Aleppo, Syria. Relying on … Continue reading

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Case C-155/15, George Karim v Migrationsverket (7 June 2016)

General background The George Karim v Migrationsverket (Grand Chamber) case concerns legal questions regarding asylum seekers in the European Union (EU). Mr. Karim, a Syrian national, applied for asylum in Slovenia in May 2013. On 20 July, Mr. Karim left the … Continue reading

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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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