Tag Archives: Dublin Regulation

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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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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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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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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