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…

The withdrawal of the residence permits of family members on the basis of fraud committed by the sponsor

This project concerns preliminary questions which were referred to the Court of Justice by the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State (AJD) on 20 September 2017. The case concerned of a family, of which the father had obtained a residence permit in order to work in the Netherlands. The mother and son had obtained a residence permit for…

Council of State asks questions to State Secretary about Eritrean Family Reunification Cases

In November 2017 the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State (AJD) has asked questions to the State Secretary about evidentiary issues in family reunification cases of Eritreans, who have received an asylum status in the Netherlands. The AJD asks the State Secretary to explain the current evidentiary policy in Eritrean family reunification cases and…