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Arkiveringsdatum 180819:

AIDA 18-08-06:

Bulgarien/ Developments in the treatment of asylum claims from Afghanistan till sidans topp

Bulgaria introduced new policies concerning the treatment of claims from Afghanistan following a riot in the reception centre of Harmanli on 24 November 2016. Afghan applicants started to be arbitrarily considered as "manifestly unfounded" cases. This was not the first time when the authorities misused the status determination procedure to deter asylum seekers from applying or remaining in Bulgaria. A similar approach was undertaken towards Iraqi asylum seekers in 2010-2011 when the number of applications from that country increased significantly.

While the Harmanli events at the end of 2016 were used as a reason to justify the discriminatory approach towards Afghan nationals, the main driver behind this approach related to the fact that Afghanistan had become the top country of origin of all asylum seekers arriving to Bulgaria from Turkey since 1993.

Afghan asylum seekers were, and still are, issued overwhelmingly negative decisions in the regular procedure, with the exception of cases where they - unlawfully - had their cases determined in pre-removal detention centres under the accelerated procedure. The poor recognition rate for Afghan asylum seekers dropped from 2.5% in 2016 to 1.5% in 2017. The "striking discrepancy between the Bulgarian and the EU average recognition rate for Afghans" has been raised by the European Commission, as well as jurisdictions in other Member States, as a matter of concern. Even evidently credible cases were refused by the State Agency for Refugees (SAR) with blank arguments, which were neither addressed nor redressed by the courts, subject to minor, isolated exceptions.


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Arkiveringsdatum 180718:

Human Rights Watch 18-07-03:

Ryssland/ Russia denies Syrians asylum till sidans topp

Russian supreme court says there is no war in Syria, nothing to flee from

Despite eight years of civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands and ravaged Syria, Russia's Supreme Court incredulously declared that Zakria Timbut has nothing to fear in returning to his homeland.

Fearing for his life, Timbut fled Syria in 2013, entered Russia on a business visa, and then sought temporary asylum. On May 28, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of a court in Ivanovo, a small town 300 km. northeast of Moscow, to deny his request for temporary asylum in Russia.

"A significant amount of populated areas of Syria have joined the ceasefire regime... there are ongoing humanitarian actions, medical help is being provided... the ongoing events on its territory have specific characteristics of a counterterrorist operation, not a classical military confrontation with clearly definable front lines. There is no evidence that the plaintiff would be subject to personal persecution or inhumane treatment," the Supreme Court said.

However, the Supreme Court's arguments about ceasefires, humanitarian assistance, and the character of the conflict are irrelevant as to whether Timbut has a well-founded fear of being persecuted because of his race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion - the key question in any asylum case. They would only count insofar as the court was considering broader grounds for protection based on threats arising from indiscriminate violence.

According to Irina Sokolova, Timbut's lawyer, nine other clients who are all asylum seekers from Syria also received similar judgments from the Supreme Court on the same date.


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AIDA 18-07-11:

Italien/ Ministry circular urges restriction of humanitarian protection status till sidans topp

A Circular issued by the Italian Ministry of Interior on 4 July 2018 has instructed Territorial Commissions for International Protection to restrict the grant of humanitarian protection statuses to asylum seekers. The Circular was sent to Territorial Commissions against the backdrop of 132,661 asylum seekers with claims pending at first instance - 33,534 persons have applied for asylum in Italy in the first six months of 2018.

Among other elements, the note mentions that humanitarian protection under national law is currently granted on grounds such as health, pregnancy, minor age, prolonged stay in Libya. The Circular adds that other European countries only make limited use of such a status to cater for individual circumstances.

ASGI has criticised the instruction for interfering in the operation of the Territorial Commissions - specifically addressing the 250 administrative officers recently recruited to staff the Commissions - and for making an incorrect reading of the humanitarian protection status under Article 5(6) of the Consolidated Act on Immigration (TUI), which is intended to safeguard the right to asylum and other constitutional rights, as well as rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.

According to statistics for the first six months of 2018, Italy granted humanitarian protection to 13,511 asylum seekers (30.6% of decisions). Refugee status was granted to 3,244 persons (7.4%) and subsidiary protection 1,968 (4.5%).

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Källor: Informationen på denna sida är hämtad från följande källor (externa länkar): EU (kommissionen, ministerrådet, parlamentet och domstolen), Europarådet (mr-kommissionären, domstolen, kommittén mot tortyr), FN:s flyktingkommissariat UNHCR, FN:s kommitté mot tortyr m.fl. FN-organ, svenska media via Eniro och pressmeddelanden via Newsdesk, utländska media främst via I Care och IRR, internationella organisationer som Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ECRE, ENAR, Statewatch, Noborder och Picum, organisationer i Sverige som Rädda Barnen, Röda Korset, Svenska Amnesty, FARR, Rosengrenska och InfoTorg Juridik (betaltjänst) samt myndigheter och politiska organ som Migrationsverket, Sveriges domstolar, JO, Justitiedepartementet m.fl. departement och Sveriges Riksdag.

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