Current and past projects

The Migration Law Clinic will accept new cases in January 2023. The students will work on new cases from February 2023 until June 2023. 

If you have suggestions for cases or topics for the Migration Law Clinic, you can contact the Clinic coordinator ( See also under ‘For Clients’.

This is an overview of the cases supported by the Migration Law Clinic in the period 2013-2021:


Type case




Year expert opinion



Court of Justice EU (CJEU) 13 C-153/14 (K and A) 2014 Integration abroad
C-133/15 (Chavez Vilchez) 2015 The right to stay of third-country national parents of Dutch children
C-550/16 (A. and S.) 2017 The right to family reunification of unaccompanied minors
C-557/17 (Y. and Z.) 2017 Withdrawal of the residence permit of third-country national family members of a person who committed fraud in order to get a residence permit
C-680/17 (Vethanayagam) 2018 The right to an effective remedy in visa representation cases
C‐586/17 (withdrawn) 2018 Ex nunc judicial review of new asylum motives in asylum cases
C-226/19 and C-225/19 (R.N.N.S. and K.A.) 2019 Refusal of a visa application on the basis of an objection of another EU Member State
C‐673/19 (M and A.) 2019 The legality of the detention of third-country nationals in order to ensure the passing back to the Member State where they enjoy international protection
C‑719/19 (F.S.) 2020 The right to free movement of an EU citizen, who has committed petty crimes in the Netherlands
Cases C-368/20 and C-369/20 (Landespolizeidirektion Steiermark) 2020 Legality of Reintroduction of Internal Border Controls: Necessity and Proportionality under the Schengen Border Code and the Right to Free Movement of EU Citizens
Case C-624/20 (E.K.) 2021 Temporariness (or not) of the Chavez-Vilchez Right of Residence
Joined Cases C-704/20 and

C-39/21 PPU ((C. and B.)

2021 National limitations to judicial review in migration detention cases: Prohibition, competence or requirement of ex officio review?
C-556/21 (E.N., S.S., J.Y) 2021 Suspensive effect of higher appeals of the State in Dublin cases.
Cases referred to the CJEU after the expert opinion of the Migration Law Clinic 3 C‑331/16 and C‑366/16 (K. and H.F.) 2016 Right to stay of the family member of an EU citizen, who is suspected of having committed serious human rights violations
C‑635/17 (E.)


2017 Evidence in Eritrean family reunification cases
C-19/21 2020 An Individual Legal Remedy against the Refusal of a Take Charge Request under the Dublin III Regulation
Complaints before the European Commission 2 2015 The requirement of a valid passport for the right to stay of the family member of an EU citizen
2016 Failure of the highest court to state reasons for the refusal to refer a preliminary question to the CJEU
Cases European Court of Human Rights: Third Party Intervention 3 Appl no 43654/18 (S.S. v Sweden) 2019 Return of a westernized and apostate Afghan woman
Appl no  22105/18 (M.T. v Sweden) 2019 Right to family reunification for persons with subsidiary protection
Appl. no 26049/18 (H.T. v Italy) 2020 De facto detention of asylum seekers in Italy (together with Refugee Law Clinic Turin)
Other cases ECtHR 3 2014 Risk assessment in Somalian asylum cases
2015 Expulsion  to Somalia of a criminal refugee, who had been expelled by Canada
2016 The right to stay of Chinese cooks
Cases pending on the national level 7 2014 Starting date legal stay of the family member of an EU citizen
2015 Medical evidence in subsequent asylum procedure under EU law

Medical evidence in subsequent asylum procedures under international law

2016 Legal position of stateless Palestinians
2018 Withdrawal Dutch nationality of (suspected) jihadis
2019 Family life between unmarried fathers and their biological children
2020 Application of Chavez-Vilchez in the Netherlands
Currently being written Right to emergency shelter for a mother with a Chavez Vilchez right to residence with her minor child

The Migration Law expert opinions can be found here.

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