Newshound for 15 June 2022

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has granted an urgent interim measure to stop deportation in case concerning asylum-seeker’s imminent removal from the UK to Rwanda. In April 2022, the UK entered into an agreement with Rwanda which stipulates that asylum seekers who have entered the UK territory illegally are transferred to Rwanda where their asylum claims will be processed. K.N., an Iraqi national, claimed asylum in the UK on 17 May 2022. The UK authorities deemed his asylum claim to be inadmissible and ordered his relocation to Rwanda on 14 June 2022. The ECtHR has indicated the UK Government not to remove the applicant until three weeks after the delivery of the final domestic decision in his ongoing judicial review proceedings. Read more.

Source: European Court of Human Rights - ECHR CEDH

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The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure against the United Kingdom for not complying with significant parts of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and breaking international law. But considering the UK’s government unwillingness to engage in meaningful discussion and this week’s unilateral action, the Commision has decided to take the infringment action launched on the 15 March 2021 to its second stage by issuing a Reasoned Opinion. If the UK government does not reply within two months, the Commission will consider taking the UK to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Read more.

Source: European Commission

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‘The European Commission is undercutting the European Court of Justice, by ignoring its rulings’, affirms MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld during her speech in the meeting of the EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Read her thread

Source: Sophie in 't Veld

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