CJEU hearing in visa case 6 December 2018

On 6 December 2018 the CJEU will hold a hearing in the Case C-680/17, which was referred by the district court in Utrecht in a visa case. The case concerns the request of Sri Lankan nationals for a Schengenvisa for the Netherlands. On the basis of a bilateral agreement they needed to apply for this visa at VSF Global…

The legality of revocation of Dutch nationality of dual nationals involved in terrorist organizations

This expert opinion concerns cases of revocation of Dutch nationality of dual nationals (allegedly) involved in terrorist organizations. In some of these cases Dutch nationality is revoked on the basis of a final conviction for a terrorism-related crime. Other cases concern the revocation of Dutch nationality of so-called ‘jihadists’ who travelled to Syria, in the interests…

Apply for the Migration Law Clinic 2018-2019

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 October 2018. The Clinic is open to master students in law or criminology and exchange students of…

CJEU: date asylum application decisive for right to family reunification unaccompanied minor

On 12 April 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in case C-550/16. This case concerns the right of unaccompanied minors to reunifiy with their parents. According to the Family Reunification Directive (Directive 2003/86/EC) unaccompanied minors, who have received a refugee status, have a right to family reunification with their parents.…

(Late) submission of new asylum motives during the appeal before first instance courts and the requirement of a full and ex nunc judicial examination of Article 46(3) RAPD

On 4 October 2017 the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State (AJD) referred preliminary questions to the Court of Justice about the judicial review in asylum cases. The AJD wants to know whether asylum motives (reasons for international protection) which are first mentioned during the appeal phase should be taken into account by…