Access to legal remedies against a visa refusal based on an objection of another Member State

This project concerns several cases (Cases C-226/19 and C-225/19), in which a short term visa for the Netherlands was rejected automatically on the basis of an objection by an (unknown) EU Member State. The question addressed in this project is whether this automatic refusal is in conformity with EU law, specifically the Visa Code and Articles 41 (the right…

Ghent University wins Moot Court Competition

On 9 and 10 May 2019, 12 student teams from all over the world competed in the International Migration and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The teams pleaded in a case concerning Mr. Moreno, a Venezualan asylum seeker, who applied for asylum on the fictitious Island of Caraiba. Judges from…

Migration Law Clinic Third Party Intervener at ECtHR

The European Court of Human Rights has accepted requests of the Migration Law Clinic to join the proceedings as a third party intervener in two cases against Sweden. It concerns the case M.T. v Sweden (Appl. no. 22105/18) and the case S.S. v Sweden (Appl. no. 43654/18). The first case is about a Syrian unaccompanied minor, whose…

Two judgments CJEU in ‘clinic cases’

On 13 and 14 March 2019 the CJEU issued judgments in two cases, with regard to which the Migration Law Clinic has written an expert opinion. One judgment concerns evidence in Eritrean family reunification cases. The other concerns withdrawal of a family reunification and long term residence status on the basis of the fraud committed…

The Migration Law Clinic is looking for students

Are you a master student or exchange student and do you want to write expert opinions in real migration law cases? The Migration Law Clinic is looking for talented students who are interested to participate in the Clinic starting from February 2019. The Clinic is open to master students in law or criminology and exchange students of…