While the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the accumulation of a number of factors rendered the applicants’ deportation from Sweden to Chechnya a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the individual situation and decrease of general violence in Mogadishu did not lead to a violation of Articles 2 and 3 ECHR.
Today, ECRE is launching in partnership with Forum réfugiés-Cosi, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Irish Refugee Council the first Annual Report (2012/2013) of the Asylum Information Database (AIDA): Not There Yet: An NGO perspective on Challenges to a Fair and Effective Common European Asylum System.
The Swedish Migration Board announced on Tuesday 3 September that it will grant permanent residence permit to Syrians who currently hold 3 years temporary residence permits. This decision is based on a re-assessment of the security situation in Syria, which is now "extreme and marked by general violence", the Migration Board said.
UNHCR announced on 3 September that the number of Syrian fleeing their country reached 2 million. UNHCR talks about an "haemorrhage" as the numbers are increasing dramatically fast: a year ago, there were about 230,000 refugees while the numbers topped a million in March this year; there are now about 5,000 people fleeing daily. More than half of the refugees are children.
Not There Yet:
An NGO perspective on Challenges to a Fair and Effective Common European Asylum System
Friday 6 September 2013 - 09.30 - 12.30
Residence Palace (Maelbeek Room), Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels
On 1 August 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a judgement in Horshill v Greece, condemning Greece for a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
The French Ministry of Interior has initiated a consultative committee on the forthcoming reform of the French Asylum Law. This group, gathering “major stakeholders" (officials and associations), has met for the first time in plenary on 15 July.